Salah el Moncef was born in Kuwait City, Kuwait. He is the author of Now and Then, Benghazi, Art as Pharmakon, and the internationally acclaimed The Offering. His short fiction, largely focused on the Arab diaspora experience, has been published in numerous British and American magazines and anthologies. He is a five-time Fulbright scholar and a recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in the Humanities. Moncef is Reader in English and Creative Writing at Nantes University, France.