Fatima Bhutto, niece of Benazir and grand-daughter of former PM Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, is a fearless and outspoken critic of Pakistan's current regime. She studied at Columbia University and the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. Bhutto now works as a political commentator, poet and author, writing for The Daily Beast and the New Statesman, among other publications. She is the author of a collection of poetry, Whispers of the Desert, and 8.50 a.m. 8 October 2005, which marks the moment a major earthquake hit Pakistan. Her latest book, Songs of Blood and Sword, tells the story of the Bhutto family as it mirrors the tumultuous history of Pakistan itself, and of the quest to find the truth behind her father's murder that has led her to the heart of her country's volatile political establishment.

Janine di Giovanni is an award-winning author and journalist. She has been covering global conflict since the 1980s, and is considered one of Europe's most respected journalists. She is the author of The Place at the End of the World: Essays from the Edge, and Madness Visible: A Memoir of War, both of which have been critically acclaimed for dealing so movingly with the human cost of war. Janine writes regularly for The Times and Vanity Fair, and is a contributor to The New York Times Magazine, The New Republic, The Spectator, National Geographic, Granta and many others. She is the recipient of four major awards, including the National Magazine Award for her work in Kosovo, two Amnesty International Awards for her coverage of Sierra Leone and Bosnia, and Britain's Granada Television's Foreign Correspondent of the Year for her reporting on Chechnya. Janine's next book, Ghosts by Daylight, is a memoir of war and motherhood set in Paris and is due out in 2011. Janine will act as president of the jury for this year's Prix Bayeux Correspondents des Guerres in October. She lives in Paris with her son.