15 February

Ahdaf Soueif

Best-Selling Egyptian Author and Commentator  FOLLOW AHDAF Ahdaf Soueif is the author of the best-selling book The Map of Love (Bloomsbury 2000), shortlisted for the Booker Prize for fiction in 1999 and translated into more than 30 languages, as well as the well-loved In the Eye of the Sun and the collection of short stories, […]

30 January

Samar Samir Mezghanni

Writer and Academic “The Arab Spring revolutionised our streets and our politics but not our societies. We still need an intellectual revolution where we don’t simply copy the western model but develop our own model of freedom and democracy; a model that takes into account the things that matter to us. Religion will always be […]

5 December

Suad Amiry

Photographed by: Usama Tarazi Conservation Architect & Writer “One day I may forgive the Israelis for putting us under curfew for 42 days. But I will never forgive them for obliging us to have my mother-in-law for what seemed, then, more like 42 years.” Sharon and my Mother-in-Law (Granta Books 2005) For the majority of her […]

13 November

Selma Dabbagh

British/Palestinian Lawyer & Novelist FOLLOW SELMA Selma is a Lawyer and an author working and living in London. Selma has been nominated for several awards for her short stories which have been published by Granta, International PEN, Wasafiri, Telegram and The Letters Page. Her first novel, Out of It, (Bloomsbury 2011) set between Gaza, London […]

27 October

Kamin Mohammadi

Photo by: Seyed Ali Jazayeri Iranian Writer, Editor and Broadcaster FOLLOW KAMIN Kamin Mohammadi is an author, journalist, broadcaster, editor and public speaker. Born in Iran, she and her family moved to the UK during the 1979 Iranian Revolution when she was just a child. After years of rejecting her Iranian identity, as an adult Kamin rediscovered her […]