Mohamed Chakmakchi is an Iraqi writer, actor, and teacher living in the San Francisco Bay Area. His writing focuses on the struggles people encounter when faced with great losses, as well as human imagination and creativity. Mohamed graduated with degrees in Spanish and German literature, and studied towards an M.A. at NYU’s Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies. In addition to the US, Mohamed has lived throughout the Middle East, as well as in Spain.