Taleb Alrefai is a Kuwaiti novelist, storyteller and cultural advisor to Kuwait’s National Council for Culture, Arts and Literature. The Founder and Director of the Cultural Forum in Kuwait, Chairman of Board of Trustees of the Forum Prize for Arabic Short Story, and Vice President of the Forum for Arab Awards, he also works as a visiting professor for creative writing in Arab and international university. Taleb was a visiting lecturer at the University of Iowa in the United States in 2012, within the International Creative Writing Program.
His published work includes In Al Hana, Najdi, Habi, and Dark Gray in addition to studies such as Principles of Creative Writing for Short Stories and Novels and The Arab Intellectual’s Perspective of the Post-Covid Era. His books have been translated into English, Spanish, French, German, Chinese, Turkish and Hindi.