Hasan Akram was born in Basra, Iraq, in 1993. He graduated from Al-Qadisiya University, Iraq, with a BA in Biology. For the past few years, he has worked as an editor and trustee of the Iraqi publishing house Dar al-Rafidain. His most recent literary project was editing and writing the introduction to The Encyclopedia Man, by acclaimed Iraqi writer Hasan Blasim. The book was published by Dar al-Rafidain. He was a participant in a creative writing workshop run by Ahmad Saadawi, winner of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction.