born in 1979 in Damascus, Syria, where he studied business economics at the University of Damascus. He is an author, poet, songwriter and journalist, and is the cultural and online editor at »Abwab«. The opera »Kalila Wa Dimna«, for which he wrote the libretto, was performed at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence. He has also written song lyrics for numerous Syrian and Arabic-speaking vocalists. He lives in Cologne.