Ahmed Al Ali is a Saudi poet, editor, translator, and publishing expert. He earned his MS degree in Publishing from Pace University in NYC and was a trainee at Knopf (Penguin Random House) under the supervision of its editor-in-chief Sonny Mehta. He is the author of four books including Lavender, Hotel California and As Bob Marley Sings. He has translated many international titles into Arabic, including Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, Paul Auster’s The Invention of Solitude, and Elif Shafak’s Black Milk. As Managing Editor at Kalimat Group’s fiction imprint, he introduced to the Arab world James Baldwin, Raymond Carver, Julian Barnes, Ian McEwan, Margaret Atwood, John Ashbery, Ali Smith, Michael Ondaatje, John Banville, Claire Messud, and many more. He was appointed Managing Editor of Sharjah World Book Capital Publications in 2019–2020.