Khaled Khalifa (Arabic: خالد خليفة‎), / Aleppo (Syria, 1964.) is a novelist, screenwriter and poet. Some of his works which are critical of the Syrian government under Baathist rule have been banned by the Syrian government.
He wrote poetry and was a member of the Literary Forum there.
As a screenwriter, Khalifa has written several television dramas, documentaries, short films, and the feature-length film. His first novel, Haris al-Khadi’a (“The Guard of Deception”), was published in 1993. His second novel, Dafatir al-Qurbat (“The Gypsy Notebooks”), was suppressed by the Union of Arab Writers for four years after its publication in 2000.

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