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Khalil Sweileh was born in 1959, in the city of Hasaka, Syria. In addition to writing, he is an active journalist. His portfolio includes multiple works in poetry including “Prefaces”; “That was the
scene”; “Tracing the marks”, in addition to numerous novels; “Stationer of Love”; “Express Mail”; “The Gazelle will come to you”’ and “The Barbarians’ Paradise”. Sweileh won a number of literary and
journalism awards, including The Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature for his Novel “Stationer of Love” (2009) and the Arab Journalism Award (2010).