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worked for many years as a journalist in Riyadh where he lived, then became a television documentary filmmaker and well-known photographer. Banipal’s feature The Novel in Saudi Arabia in No 20 included pictures from The Blue Impossible, a book of photographs and poems he made in collaboration with Bahraini poet Qassim Haddad, some being also included in Banipal No 10/11. His short story “Chirping” was published in Banipal No 8. Saleh al-Azzaz sadly died of cancer in December 2002, leaving a wife and young family.