Raja Shehadeh

Lawyer and Author

Raja Shehadeh is a lawyer and writer. His books include the highly praised Strangers in the House (2002); When the Bulbul Stopped Singing: Life in Ramallah Under Siege (2003) Palestinian Walks: Notes on a Vanishing Landscape (2007), for which he won the 2008 Orwell Prize for Political Writing; and A Rift in Time, Travels with my Ottoman Uncle (2010). Shehadeh, who lives in Ramallah, is a founder of the pioneering human rights organisation Al Haq, an affiliate of the International Commission of Jurists. His most recent book is Occupation Diaries, which has been shortlisted for the Orwell Prize, 2013.