Saif al-Rahbi is a writer and poet. He studied journalism in Cairo and has lived in several countries. He has worked in cultural journalism for over 25 years and is currently editor-in-chief of the cultural quarterly magazine Nizwa, published in Muscat. Selections of his work have been translated into a number of languages, including English, French, German, Dutch and Polish. His published works include: The Green Mountain, The Traveller's Head and The Soldier Who Saw the Bird in His Sleep.