Jamal Naji (1 November 1954 – 6 May 2018) was a Palestinian-born Jordanian author. He was born in Aqbat Jaber in the West Bank. He moved to Jordan in 1967. Naji published his first novel The Road to Balharith in 1981-82. He written several more novels as well as short story collections and television scripts. His recent novel When the Wolves Grow Old was shortlisted for the Arabic Booker Prize in 2010.