Dalal El-Bizri is a researcher and writer. She lives in Beirut.
Hassan Dauod is a novelist and travel-writer. He lives in Beirut.
Lewis Gropp is the editor of Qantra, an on-line magazine specialised in the Middle East and the Islamic Culture.
Jad El Hage is a poet, novelist, reporter and glob-trotter; occasionally, however, he could be found in one of his two countries; Lebanon or Australia.
Toby Lichtig is a critic, journalist and producer. For several years he was an editor at the Times Literary Supplement and now divides his time between making television documentaries and writing.
Moris Farhi is a poet, novelist, essayist and a peace activist. He was born in Ankara in 1935 and moved to London in 1954.
Mahmoud Shukair is the author of more than twenty books of travel-writing and short stories. He lives in Ramallah.
Alex Epstein is known for his short-short stories and of which he’s authored several collections. He lives in Tel Aviv.
Abbas Beydoun is a poet, novelist, essayist and the literary editor of the daily As-Safir. He lives in Beirut.
Michal Peleg is a film-maker and a novelist who lives in Tel Aviv.
Hazem Sagheigh is a senior editor and columnist for Al-Hayat newspaper. He is the author of several books on the history, politics and culture in the Middle East. He lives in Beirut.
Judah Passow is an internationally acclaimed photo-journalist. His work has appeared in many publications including The Guardian and Der Spiegel.
Rachel S Harris is an Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature and Jewish Studies at the University of Illinois. She lives in Chicago.
Etgar Keret is a film-maker and short-story writers. He has published several books including Missing Kissinger and most recently Suddenly a Knock on the Door.
Alexandra Senfft is a journalist and a writer, the author of Fremder Feind, so nah, about Palestinian and Israeli peace-activists. She lives in Bavaria.