Nicholas Jubber moved to Jerusalem after graduating from Oxford University. He'd been working two weeks when the intifada broke out and he started planning to travel the Middle East and East Africa. He has written two previous books, The Prester Quest
(winner of the Dolman Prize) and Drinking Arak Off an Ayatollah's Beard
(shortlisted for the Dolman Prize). He has written for the Guardian
, and the Globe and Mail.