Arnold Zable is a highly acclaimed novelist, educator and human rights advocate. He has a doctorate in creative arts, and has been a guest lecturer internationally and in Australian universities.
He has worked with refugees, asylum seekers, the homeless, the deaf, bushfire survivors, problem gamblers and other groups, using writing as a means of self-understanding and healing.
His books include Jewels and Ashes, The Fig Tree, Café Scheherazade, Scraps of Heaven, Sea of Many Returns, Violin Lessons and, most recently, The Fighter.
Arnold is also a part-time fellow at the Melbourne Refugees Studies Program, and Honorary Fellow in the School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne.