Odai Al Zoubi is a writer, journalist, and translator. He studied Philosophy at the Lebanese University, Beirut, and at University of East Anglia, Norwich, where he received his PhD. His philosophical research focuses on semantics and speech act theory. In 2016, he published a collection of short stories, Al-Samat (Silence), and a collection of literary essays on exile and war, Om-Hashim’s Lamp. He is a writer and part-time editor for the Syrian culture website Al-Jumhuriya.