Khaled Khalifa was born in 1964, in a village close to Aleppo, Syria. He is the fifth child of a family of thirteen siblings.

He studied law at Aleppo University and actively participated in the foundation of Aleph magazine with a group of writers and poets. A few months later, the magazine was closed down by Syrian censorship.

He currently lives in Damascus where he writes scripts for cinema and television.

Book (In English) in order of publication:

Death Is Hard Work2016