A Jordanian writer. Born in 1948, he acquired a B.A from the Arab University of Beirut in Philosophy and Psychology then worked as a journalist before opening his own publishing house, Dar Al Azmina, in Amman, in 1991. Farkouh has published nine short-story collections and two novels, and has won four literary prizes. He has also translated several literary works into the Arabic language. He is a founding member of the Jordanian Publishers association and member of the Arab Writers Union.