Raja Shehadeh

Raja Shehadeh is a Palestinian lawyer, writer, political activist and founder of the Human Rights Organisation Al-Haq, an affiliate of the International Commission of Jurists. He has written several books on international law, human rights and the Middle East and is also a contributor to The Guardian, writing about the Middle East. In 2008, Shehadeh won the Orwell Prize for his book Palestine Walks and has written several other titles including Strangers in the House, When Babul Stopped Singing, A Rift in Time: Travels with my Ottoman Uncle, Occupation Diaries and Language of War, Language of Peace which was released this year. The book Shifting Sands: The Unravelling of the Old Order in the Middle East, which he edited with Penny Johnson, will also be published this summer.