Issa Makhlouf is a Lebanese writer and poet living in Paris. He holds a Doctorate in Cultural and Social Anthropology from the Sorbonne University. He was special adviser for social and cultural affairs at the United Nations, New York (the sixty-first session of the General Assembly, 2006-2007). At present, he is the News Director of the Radio Orient News Division in Paris. He has translated many literary texts into Arabic from both French and Spanish. His work has been translated into French, English, Spanish, German, Italian, Greek and Japanese.