Picture of Skepticon 8 speaker Hiba Bint Krisht

Hiba (pronounced Hib-bah) is a writer, lecturer, and professional translator from Beirut. Her stories have been published in The Kenyon ReviewHayden’s Ferry ReviewBlackbird, and Mizna, among others. She is a recipient of the 2012 Jane Foulkes Malone Fellowship from Indiana University and the 2013 JoAnn Athanas Memorial Award in literature from the National Society of Arts and Letters. An apostate from Islam, she grew up between an international expatriate community in Saudi Arabia and Hezbollah guerrilla warfare culture in Lebanon. She has been interviewed about her life and work by VICE News, BBC Radio, and Grazia Daily, among others. She is working on a memoir expansion of her retired blog, Between A Veil and a Dark Place. Most recently, we had the pleasure of seeing Hiba on a panel at Secular Women Work in Minneapolis, MN where she totally rocked our faces.