Yasmin Khan

Yasmin Khan

Yasmin Khan is an award-winning author, campaigner and cook who is passionate about sharing people's stories through food. Her debut book, The Saffron Tales, was named by the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and BBC's Food Programme as one of the cookbooks of 2016. Her most recent book, Zaitoun, celebrates stories and recipes from the Palestinian kitchen.

Yasmin is a regular media commentator and her writing has been published in the Guardian, the Telegraph and the Independent amongst others.

Prior to working in food, Yasmin trained in law and was a human rights campaigner for a decade, running national and international campaigns for NGOs and grassroots groups.

The 2019 Shortlist

  • The Parisan
  • Stone Men: The Palestinians who built Israel
  • Nabil Anani: Palestine, Land and People
  • Zaitoun: Recipes and Stories from the Palestinian Kitchen
  • Palestinian Cinema in the Days of Revolution
  • Justice for Some: Law and the Question of Palestine
  • Palestinian Women's Activism: Nationalism, Secularism, Islamism
  • Palestinian Cinema in the Days of the Revolution