Samuel Shimon (1956 – ) is an Assyrian writer, filmmaker, editor and anthologist. Born in Al-Habbaniyah, Iraq, he left his country in 1979. Over the years, he has lived in Damascus, Amman, Beirut, Nicosia, Aden, Cairo, Tunis, and Paris, and finally London, where he currently resides. He is the assistant editor of Banipal magazine, and creator of www.kikah.com, an online journal of Arab culture. His first novel An Iraqi in Paris was published in 2005. He also edited the forthcoming Beirut39 (Bloomsbury 2010), an anthology of contemporary Arab writing.