Jury 2018

Claire Armitstead

Claire Armitstead

Claire Armitstead, is Associate Editor, Culture, for the Guardian. Over a twenty-five year career with the paper she has been a theatre critic, arts editor and literary editor. She presents the Guardian books podcast and she is a trustee of … More »

Firdous Azim

Firdous Azim

Firdous Azim, is Professor of English at BRAC University, and a member of Naripokkho, a woman’s group in Bangladesh. She did her doctoral work at the University of Sussex. In the 50th year celebration of Sussex University, Firdous Azim was … More »

Nandana Sen

Nandana Sen

Nandana Sen, is a writer, actor and child-rights activist, and is the author of six books, translated into 15 languages across the world. Nandana grew up in India, England and America, and has starred in over twenty films from four … More »

Rudrangshu Mukherjee

Rudrangshu Mukherjee

Rudrangshu Mukherjee, is Professor of History and the Chancellor of Ashoka University. He was the founding Vice Chancellor of Ashoka University. He taught history at the University of Calcutta and held visiting appointments at Princeton University, the University of Manchester … More »

Tissa Jayatilaka

Tissa Jayatilaka

Tissa Jayatilaka, has served as the Executive Director of the bi-national United States-Sri Lanka Fulbright Commission (US-SLFC) since 1989. Jayatilaka is the author of publications as well as involved in translations, editing of journals and collections of essays. These include … More »