Zaher Alajlani is a Pushcart-nominated Syrian short-story author, editor, researcher, and translator living between Romania and Greece. His work has been featured in various publications, including Agape Review, Ariel Chart, Bandit Fiction, Active Muse, Altered Reality, Revista Echinox, The Way Back to Ourselves, and The Journal of Romanian Literary Studies. In addition to contributing to The Way Back to Ourselves, he is a prose editor for Agape Review and a proofreader for Metacritic Journal for Comparative Studies and Theory. Zaher has a Ph.D. from the Comparative Literature Department of Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca. His research focuses on early modern horror fiction, the relationship between science and religion, morality and meaning, and the 19th-century mad scientist prototype. He speaks English, Arabic, Romanian, and Greek. Zaher is a member of the Panhellenic Association of Translators and the Association of Fiction Creators in Romania.