Salah Salim Ali is a writer and researcher in translation and linguistics, from Iraq. He has written extensively about Iraqi Classical Poetry. Ali worked at the University of Mosul and as an interpreter.
During Saddam Hussein's regime he was imprisoned for one year and faced many difficulties after his release. He arrived as a guest writer in Kristiansand City of Refuge in 2006. In Norway he has been active writing articles and participating in international conferences within his field.