(1903 – 1966 AD = 1321 – 1386 AH)
Edwar Salim Atiyyeh was a Lebanese author, writer and historian. He was born in Alexandria and received his education from the Victoria College in Alexandria and Oxforf, England. He taught history at the Gordon Memorial College of the University of Khartoum between 1926 and 1927. He worked as an employee of the public relations office of the Sudanese government from 1927 until 1945, when he moved to London to work as a secretary to the Arab Bureau between 1945 and 1950. In 1956, he worked as a press adviser in the Iraqi Embassy. Among his remnants are “An Arab Tells his Story,” “The Thin Line,” “Black Vanguard,” “Lebanon Paradise,” “The Arabs,” “The Crime of Julian Masters” and “The Eagle Flies from England.” All of his novels were originally written in English.