Jordan/Lebanon | 2010
Rabih Alameddine was born in Amman, Jordan to Lebanese parents, and grew up in Kuwait and Lebanon. He was educated in England and America, and has an engineering degree from UCLA and an MBA from the University of San Francisco. He is also the author of the novels Koolaids and I, the Divine, the story collection The Perv, and, most recently, The Hakawati. His pieces have appeared in Zoetrope, The Los Angeles Times, The Evening Standard, Corriere Della Sera, and Al-Hayat, among others. Mr. Alameddine, a painter as well as an author, has had solo gallery exhibitions in cities throughout the United States, Europe and the Middle East. He has lectured at numerous universities. Mr. Alameddine was the recipient of a Guggenheim Foundation fellowship in 2002. He divides his time between San Francisco and Beirut.