Michel Moushabeck

Michel S. Moushabeck is a writer, editor, publisher, and musician of Palestinian Arab descent. He is the founder of Interlink Publishing, a 32-year-old, Massachusetts-based, independent publishing house and the author of several books including, Kilimanjaro: A Photographic Journey to the Roof of Africa, Beyond the Storm: A Gulf Crisis Reader and Altered States: A Reader in the New World Order (with Phyllis Bennis). He is the recipient of NYU’s Founder’s Day Award for outstanding scholarship (1981), the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee’s Alex Odeh Award (2010) and The Palestinian Heritage Foundation Achievement Award (2011). He serves on the board of directors of Media Education Foundation and on the board of trustees of The International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF), an annual literary prize administered by the UK’s Booker Prize Foundation.

Moushabeck lectures frequently on Arabic music and literature-in-translation. He plays music almost daily; is an avid hiker and mountain climber; and is a rather obsessive collector jazz and world music, world percussion instruments, books, old maps, and contemporary art. He has three daughters—Leyla, Hannah, and Maha—and lives in Leverett, Massachusetts with his longtime German partner Hiltrud Schulz, who works at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and is a leading expert on East German film.