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Rabih Alameddine

writer, painter

Rabih Alameddine was born in Amman, Jordan to Lebanese parents, and grew up in Kuwait and Lebanon. He was educated in England and America, and has an engineering degree from UCLA and an MBA from the University of San Francisco. He is also the author of the novel *Koolaids: Or The Art of War*, the story collection, *The Perv*, and, most recently, *I, the Divine: A Novel in First Chapters*. His pieces have appeared in *Zoetrope*, *The Evening Standard*, and *Al-Hayat*, among others. Mr. Alameddine, a painter as well as an author, has had solo gallery exhibitions in cities throughout the United States, Europe, and the Middle East. He has lectured at numerous universities including MIT and the American University of Beirut in Lebanon. Mr. Alameddine was the recipient of a Guggenheim Foundation fellowship in 2002. He divides his time between San Francisco and Beirut.