Rebecca Smith reads and researches for BBC Radio 4, scoping out books for Book at Bedtime and Book of the Week. Her debut book will soon be published by Wm Collins, she also writes for publications such as The List and The Skinny.
Raja Shehadeh is Palestine’s leading writer, a lawyer and the founder of the pioneering Palestinian human rights organisation Al-Haq.
Ian Stephen is an award-winning writer, artist and storyteller from the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides.
Professor of English & Related Literature at St Andrews, Susan has written on myths, literary and feminist theory and women’s fiction.
Yorkshire-born Suhayl Saadi lives in Glasgow and is a novelist, dramatist, poet and award-winning short-story writer.