Jalal Bargas is a Jordanian poet and novelist, born in 1970. He works in the field of aeronautical engineering. Before writing novels, he published books of poetry, short stories and travel writing. He has written articles for Jordanian newspapers for a number of years and headed several cultural organisations. His published work includes two poetry collections: Like Any Branch On A Tree (2008) and A Moon Without Houses (2011); The Earthquakes (short stories, 2012), winner of the Jordanian Rukus ibn Zaʼid ʻUzayzi Prize; and Madaba Windows Guarding Jerusalem (travel literature, 2017). His novel Guillotine of the Dreamer (2013) won the Jordanian Rifqa Doudin Prize for Narrative Creativity in 2014, and his novel, Snakes of Hell won the 2015 Katara Prize for the Arabic Novel, in the unpublished novel category, and was published by Katara in 2016.