Fawzy Zablah's maternal grandmother Elena was born in Bethlehem, next to the Church of the Nativity but raised in El Salvador. He in turn was born in El Salvador but raised in Miami. Among his works is the short story collection CIAO! MIAMI and the novel RARITY OF THE CENTURY. His fiction has been published widely at Hobart, 3AM Magazine, Acentos Review and Expat Press. His short story, THIS MODERN MAN IS BEAT, was adapted into an award winning short film in 2015. He is hard at work on a novel about the Arabs and Jews of Latin America with the working title of GITANES.