Zaher Alajlani is a Syrian short-story author, researcher, and translator living between Romania and Greece. His stories and articles (in Arabic and English) have appeared in Syrian, Greek, Romanian, British, and Indian periodicals. In addition to reading fiction submissions for Bandit Fiction (UK), he is a proofreader for the peer-reviewed Metacritic Journal for Comparative Studies and Theory (Romania). He is a Ph.D. candidate in literature at Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca. Zaher is fluent in English, Arabic, Romanian, and Greek.