RABIH ALAMEDDINE is a Lebanese-American painter and writer. He was born in 1959 to Lebanese Druz parents in Amman, Jordan, and grew up in Kuwait and Lebanon, which he left at age 17 to live first in England and then in California. He holds a degree in engineering from UCLA and a Master's of Business from San Francisco. His most recent novel has received critical acclaim and has been translated into ten languages. He lives in San Francisco and Beirut.
Published works include the novels Koolaids; I, the Divine; and The Hakawati; and the short story collection The Perv.