Danny Ramadan is a Syrian-Canadian author and LGBTQ-refugees advocate. His debut novel, The Clothesline Swing, won multiple awards, and was praised across North America and Europe. The novel is translated to French, German and Hebrew. His children’s book, Salma the Syrian Chef won the Middle East Book Award 2020, and is nominated for the Forest of Reading’s Blue Spruce award. His forthcoming novel, The Foghorn Echoes, to be released by Penguin Canada and Canongate UK in Summer 2022. Danny graduated from UBC with an MFA in Creative Writing and lives in Vancouver with his husband, Matthew Ramadan.