Sobhi al-Boustani is a Lebanese academic and critic. He is Professor of Modern Arabic literature and head of the Arabic department at the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales, Paris. He is a member of the National Council of French Universities and executive member of the European Association for Modern Arabic Literature, of which he was Secretary General from 2008 to 2012. He has taught modern Arabic literature at the Lebanese University and Lille University, France, as well as The Sorbonne and The New Sorbonne Universities. He is the author of various academic books and articles on modern Arabic literature, both poetry and prose.