Mamoun Sharaa is a Syrian writer, researcher and editor, born in 1970. He graduated from the Agricultural College of Damascus University. From 2001-12, he worked at the Ministry of Culture in Damascus. Since 2013, he has been an editor at the publishing house Dar al-Kutub run by the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism. He has two published works: Theatrical Sources in the Arabic Language (2010) and Cinematic Sources in the Arabic Language (2012). His book Encyclopedia of Winners of the Nobel Prize for Literature will be published soon. He is working on his first novel.