is a Lebanese writer and poet who lives in Paris. He has a PhD in Cultural and Social Anthropology from the Sorbonne and is presently special adviser for social and cultural affairs at the UN, New York (the sixty-first session of the General Assembly).

He has translated into Arabic many literary works from French and from Spanish. Among his own writings are “A Star Slowed Down in Front of Death”, “Levantine Dreams/ Borges in the Labyrinths of A Thousand and One Nights”, “The Apple of Paradise/ Wonderings on Contemporary Culture”, and others. Some of his works have been translated into French, English, Spanish, German, and Japanese.

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