William Voskergian was born in Jerusalem in 1949. His father, a survivor of the Armenian massacres during the Ottoman Empire, was smuggled into Palestine by William’s grandfather, through the Syrian desert, when he was twelve years old in 1915. His mother is a Palestinian refugee from Nazareth. He is the author of six books of short stories and novels. He has been a teacher of oriental music and a schoolteacher for over forty years.