Hazim Kamaledin (b. 1954) is an author, poet, translator, editor and playwright, born in Babylon, Iraq. In the late seventies he fled Iraq after being intimidated, arrested and tortured. He also created a satirical play, for which he was condemned to death. He eventually settled in Belgium and ended up becoming the artistic manager of two theatre companies. In 2014, The Arab Theatre Institute proclaimed him best playwright of the year. His novel Beauty will rage within me until the day I die was nominated for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction. Kamaledin is also a board member of PEN Belgium-Flanders.