Majd Kayyal is a Palestinian born in Haifa, in 1990, to a family displaced from al-Barwa. He studied philosophy at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem and was active in various political campaigns and projects. His first novel, The Tragedy of Mr Matar (2016), won the Qattan Foundation Young Writer Award. In 2017 he published the political study, How Does the Zionist Regime Transform? He writes for several media outlets, besides the blog he launched in 2010, Message to the Tricontinental.