Fadi Azzam is a Syrian writer, born in Sweida, southern Syria, in 1973. He graduated from the Faculty of Arts in Damascus in 1998 and has written for Arabic newspapers, as well as publishing a number of stories in Arabic magazines. Between 2007 and 2009, he was culture and arts correspondent for Al Quds al-Arabi newspaper. He is the author of a book entitled Things Underneath (2010); a novel, Sarmada (2011), which was longlisted for the 2012 International Prize for Arabic Fiction and translated into English, German and Italian; a book of travel writing, Journey to the Graves of Three Poets (2016); and Huddud's House (2017). Fadi Azzam lives in London and works in the media.