Nihad Sirees is a novelist, playwright, and screenwriter. He was born in Aleppo, Syria, in 1950 and studied and worked as an engineer. He has written seven novels, a number of plays, as well as TV dramas such as “The Silk Market” which was aired on many Arab and international channels. He also wrote a TV series about the Lebanese-American poet and writer Khalil Gibran.
His best-known novels are The North Winds, State of Passion, and The Silence and the Roar, which was banned in Syria, and translated into several languages such as English, French, and German. He won the German Coberg Rückert Prize in 2013.
The author chose exile and left Syria in 2012. He currently lives in Germany.
His website (in English): nihadsiris.com