Nada Al Khawwam, born in 1977 in Baghdad, is a poet and journalist. She studied Arabic literature, pedagogy and business administration in Iraq. Al Khawwam is a member of the Union for Arab Journalists in the EU and the Middle East Center for Development and Media Freedom, which she represents in Lebanon. She is also a member of the Arab Association for Culture and Art and the Egyptian Writers’ Association. Her first book, “Treason the French Way”, was published by Dar Safsaf in Beirut. From December 2018 to February 2020, Al Khawwam was a guest of the Artists-in-Berlin Programme as an ICORN fellowship holder.