Muhammad Hamad is a Palestinian writer, critic and literary scholar. Born in Nazareth in 1965, he studied Arabic literature at the University of Haifa and completed his doctorate in 2007. He teaches modern Arabic literature at the Al-Qasemi Academy in Baka al-Gharbia. Hamad writes on Palestinian literature and Hebrew and English children’s literature in literary periodicals and co-edited the Encyclopedia of Palestinian Literature (2013). His first collection of stories was published in 2018.