Lebanese novelist, Suhayl Idriss, is dead. In addition to his novels, he had lexicographic contributions and founded Al-Adab magazine. I met him through Samah a few times but did not know him. I offer condolences to Samah, Kirsten, Rana and the rest of the family. I recommend the short autobiography that Suhayl wrote: it was rushed in the second part but the first part was very revealing and frank.