Mikhail Naimy was born in 1889 in the Lebanese village of Biskinta which is high on the slope of Mt. Sannin overlooking the Eastern Mediterranean. Naimy received his education in his own country, as well as in Palestine, Russia, and the U.S. After graduation he moved to New York and with Kahlil Gibran and eight others founded a dynamic movement which revolutionized Arabic literature. After Gibran’s death in 1932 he returned to Biskinta and devoted the rest of his life to writing which included drama, poetry, short stories, a biography of Kahlil Gibran and an autobiography as well as short essays on the deeper meaning of human existence. He died in 1988 at the age of 99.