Born in Beirut in 1946, Sélim Nassib settled in France in the beginning of the 1970s. He worked as a journalist for various newspapers, mainly the French daily Libération, and covered the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the Lebanese war. In the early 1990s, he began writing novels, trying to express Middle Eastern situations on a more intimate level. His books have been translated into many languages, including English. I Loved You for Your Voice The Palestinian Lover were published by Europa Books.