Ahmad Danny Ramadan is an award-winning Syrian-Canadian author, public speaker and LGBTQ-refugees activist. Since his arrival to Canada as a refugee, Ramadan published his debut award-winning novel, The Clothesline Swing. He is currently working on multiple projects including his next novel The Foghorn Echoes, a collection of short fiction The Syrian Survival Notebook and a children's book Salma the Syrian Chef. He serves on the board of Vancouver Pride Society, and is currently finishing his Masters in Fine Arts - Creative Writing at UBC. He lives with his husband-in-training in Vancouver.