Hisham Bustani is a Jordanian writer and the author of four collections of short fiction. Renowned for his contemporary themes, style, and language, he has been described by al-Ra’i as "bringing a new wave of surrealism to [Arabic] literary culture, which missed the surrealist revolution of the last century." Bustani’ s work has been translated into four languages with English-language translations appearing in prestigious journals across the US, UK, and Canada, including World Literature Today, The Common, and The Literary Review.In 2009, the German review Inamo chose him as one of the Arab world's emerging and influential new writers. In 2013, the UK-based cultural webzine The Culture Trip listed him among the best six contemporary Jordanian writers. His book The Perception of Meaning was awarded the 2014 University of Arkansas Arabic Translation Award.