- Location: Abdullah Al Zayed House
- Time: 8:00pm to 9:00pm
Samuel Chamoun – Iraq
Samuel Shimon is an Iraqi writer and journalist. In 1998, he founded with his wife Margaret Obank the quarterly literary magazine Banipal which focuses on the translation of Arabic literature into English. In 2005 he published his first novel An Iraqi in Paris to great success and subsequently translated into several languages. Shimon currently resides in the British capital London.