Khaled Alesmael

Khaled Alesmael is a Syrian author and journalist based in London. His writings on sex, LGBTQ+, and migration—in both English and Arabic—have a dedicated international readership. Writing isn’t a sedentary activity for Alesmael: he is frequently invited as a guest writer to events across Europe and beyond, and he is currently living in Barcelona while he works on his next book. His debut novel Selamlik has been widely acclaimed and was shortlisted for the 2021 German SKOUTZ Award.

Photograph © Ben Wilkin