Mirene Arsanios (b.1980) is a writer who was born in Beirut, Lebanon. She writes fiction and edits the bilingual magazine, Makhzin. Her work has appeared in The Animated Reader, The Outpost, and The Rumpus, among others. Her first publication is forthcoming from Ashkal Alwan, Beirut, Lebanon (2015). She was the recipient of the Enizagam fiction prize (2014), and Forum Fellows, Art Dubai, Dubai, U.A.E (2015). She was an artist-in-residence at the CCA, Warsaw, Poland (2015), and at the Villa Romana, Florence, Italy (2012). Arsanios received an M.A. from Goldsmiths College, London, and an M.F.A. from the Milton Avery School of the Arts, Bard College.