Zhor Gourram (Morocco) is a novelist, critic and academic. She was a judge of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction in 2014. She is Professor of Higher Education at the Ibn Tofeil University in Kenitra, Morocco, where she is also head of the research laboratory for language, creativity and new media and a director of academic projects and PHD research units. She has previously judged a number of awards including the Owais Award and the Moroccan Book Prize, awarded by the Moroccan Ministry of Culture. She has organised Arab and international conferences and events and was awarded the Royal Sash (for National Merit) at the Casablanca Book Fair in 2012.