Girges Kanaan was an writer, poet, journalist and historian from the town of Kaftoun near the Batroun district of Lebanon. He received part of his elementary education in Saint John’s School in Duma, Syria and continued his studies at both the American School for Boys in Tripoli and the Evangelical College in Hums. He taught at several schools throughout Lebanon, Syria and Iraq and was known by many as Al-Nather, or the headmaster. In addition to publishing several articles in Hums newspaper in 1928, he also contributed work to Niazi Karam’s Al-Nashi’a (The Young Adults) magazine. Among his notable works include The Arabic Language and its Literature, Al-Buhturi, Muthakkarat (Diaries) and many others.