Abba Eban in addition to his diplomatic and political roles in the Israeli government, Abba Eban was narrator of the nine-hour television series Heritage: Civilization and the Jews, which he turned into a best-selling book. His latest television film, The Brink of Peace, is a survey of the Middle Eastern peace process. He is also the author of numerous other books, including My People, The New Diplomacy, and Personal Witness: Israel through My Eyes.
P.H. Newby, known as Howard Newby, was born in Crowborough, Sussex on June 25, 1918 and was educated at Hanley Castle Grammar School in Worcestershire, and St Paul's College of Education in Cheltenham, England. Newby served in the British Army during World War II and then took a teaching position at Fouad 1st University in Cairo. He also worked for the BBC, becoming Controller of the Third Programme. Newby published a novel, "A Journey to the Interior," in 1945. He was the first winner of the Booker Prize, a British literary prize given to a Commonwealth writer for the best novel published in the U.K. during the previous year, for "Something to Answer For." He died on September 6, 1997.