Danny Ramadan is an award-winning Syrian Canadian author, storyteller, and LGBTQIA+ refugee activist. His debut novel, The Clothesline Swing, won the Independent Publisher Book Award for Gay/Lesbian/Bi/Trans Fiction, was shortlisted for the Evergreen Award and the Sunburst Award, and was named a Lambda Literary Awards finalist. He is also the author of a children’s picture book, Salma the Syrian Chef. Danny translated Raif Badawi’s 1000 Lashes: Because I Say What I Think and has published two collections of short stories in Arabic. He has won several awards for his social activism and lives in Vancouver with his husband.