Salah El Moncef was born in Kuwait City, Kuwait. He is the author of Atopian Limits, Sleepwalking, The Offering, and Literature as Antidote. His short fiction, largely focused on the Arab diaspora experience, has been published in numerous British and American magazines and anthologies. He is a five-time Fulbright scholar and a recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in the Humanities. El Moncef is Reader in English and Creative Writing at Nantes University, France.