Rajie Cook

Rajie Cook is an internationally recognized graphic designer, artist, and activist—and the son of Najeeb and Jaleela Cook from Ramallah, Palestine. In 1967, he cofounded Cook and Shanosky Associates, Inc., a design firm, in New York City. He...

 Rawia Bishara

Rawia Bishara is a Palestinian-American who opened a Middle Eastern restaurant, Tanoreen in Brooklyn in 1988. As chef of the highly rated restaurant and through her cookbooks she has aimed to recreate the flavours of her mother’s cooking and...

Adel Safty

Adel Safty is Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Russian Academy of Public Administration, Novosibirsk, Russia and has served as Head of UN Mission in Amman.

Adina Hoffman

Adina Hoffman is the author of House of Windows: Portraits from a Jerusalem Neighborhood and My Happiness Bears No Relation to Happiness: A Poet’s Life in the Palestinian Century, winner of the 2010 Jewish...

Ahdaf Soueif

Ahdaf Soueif is the author of Aisha, Sandpiper, and In the Eye of the Sun. Her bestselling novel The Map of Love was shortlisted for a Booker Prize. The founder of PalFest, she is a key political commentator on Egypt and Palestine. Soueif lives in...

Ahlam Bsharat

Ahlam Bsharat grew up in Tammun in Palestine and now lives in Ramallah. Following a Master's Degree in Arabic, she worked as a teacher for several years. An award-winning author of poetry, picture books, short stories, novels, memoirs, and TV and...

Ahmed Masoud

Ahmed Masoud is a writer, director and academic based in the UK and author of Vanished: The Mysterious Disappearance of Mustafa Ouda. His plays include Camouflage (London, May 2017), Walaa/Loyalty (London, June &...

Ahmed Masoud

Ahmed Masoud is a writer and director who grew up in Palestine and moved to the UK in 2002. His theatre credits include Go to Gaza, Drink the Sea (London and Edinburgh 2009), Escape from Gaza (BBC Radio 4, 2011), Walaa, Loyalty (London 2014,...

Aida Asim Essaid

Aida Essaid is the author of Zionism and Land Tenure in Mandate Palestine, published by Routledge in 2014, and is currently the director of the Information and Research Center - King Hussein Foundation (IRCKHF). She received her Honours BA from...

The 2018 Shortlist

  • Hamas Contained: The Rise and Pacification of Palestinian Resistance
  • In the Land of My Birth: A Palestinian Boyhood
  • Balfour in the Dock: J.M.N. Jeffries & the Case for the Prosecution
  • Enclosure: Palestinian landscapes in a historical mirror
  •  The Great War and the Remaking of Palestine
  • Brothers Apart: Palestinian citizens of Israel and the Arab world

Recommended Reading

  • Jerusalem stands alone
  • P is for Palestine
  • The Palestinian Table
  • Employing the enemy: The Story of Palestinian labourers on Israeli settlements
  • The Palestinian Table