Karl Schembri

Karl Schembri is the author of novels, short stories and poetry in Maltese and English. His works have also been published in translation in Arabic, Spanish, French and Romanian. A former journalist, he spent four years in the Gaza Strip, first working with a Palestinian news agency and then as a media officer with Oxfam. He now lives in Amman, Jordan, with his wife Simine, cats Mario and Munzer, and a dog called Mitti. He works as a media adviser in the Middle East with the Norwegian Refugee Council, a job which takes him to some of the hot spots of conflict and displacement including Syria, Yemen, Palestine, Iraq and Lebanon.

(photo credit: Simine Alam)