Franklin D. Lewis is a distinguished scholar of Persian literature, renowned for his expertise on the works of the 13th-century Persian poet Rumi. A professor at the University of Chicago, Lewis has authored several influential books, including a comprehensive biography of Rumi that has garnered widespread acclaim. His research encompasses various aspects of Persian literary history, Sufism, and translation studies. Through his meticulous scholarship and engaging writing, Lewis has significantly contributed to the understanding and appreciation of Persian literature in the English-speaking world, cementing his reputation as a leading authority in the field.