Hicham Benchaoui is a Moroccan writer, born in al-Jadida, Morocco in 1976. His articles have appeared in several Arab newspapers and periodicals. From 2008 to 2010 he worked in cultural journalism in association with the Iraqi Al-Mada newspaper and the Moroccan Al-Jarida al-Oula, and he co-edited the seventh edition of Sisra magazine published by the cultural association of Aljouf, Saudi Arabia. He is the author of two novels and four short-story collections. His novel Nap on an Autumn Sunday won third place in the third edition of the Al Tayeb Salih Award for Creative Writing in 2012.