Siress was born in the city of Aleppo (Halab) in 1950,
Syria. His literary trends have arisen since childhood
when he set out to write one-act plays to be presented
on the school stage. He traveled to Bulgaria to study
civil engineering and he got a master’s degree in
1976. He came back home to work as an engineer in
his private office.
His actual and
effective literary career has begun lately. He wrote
a number of novels, plays, TV dramas and children
dramas. He lives in Aleppo where he works and writes.
is considered one of the realistic writers in Syria
in the eighties. His works clearly reflect the environment
of Aleppo, and his characters belong to the middle
class. He is considered one of the first writers in
Syria who write the historical novel. His novel (The
North Winds) has attracted the attention of both readers
and critics. It is considered one of the most important
historical novels in Syria.
to the field of television-drama is considered remarkable
in the widely known serial story of ‘The Silk Market',
which presents the environment, culture and dialect
of Aleppo for the first time in the history of the
has been welcomed by the Syrian and Arab viewers due
to its reality, boldness and suspense. It is still
being telecast on some satellite channels. Besides,
it is available on videotapes in America, Canada and
South America. Moreover, it has been translated into
Persian and German.