Xoşman Qado was born in Amuda, Rojava, and earned a degree in Philosophy. He writes in both Kurmanji and Arabic, and works as both a translator and journalist. He is the Kurmanji-language editor of the publications Şar and Rê Cultural Magazine. His Arabic-language collection Look at Her, How Exhausted You Are won the Prose Poem Forum Prize in Cairo in 2010. He’s also written a collection of short stories and translated a number of poets from Arabic into Kurmanji.