Bilkais Rouached completed her "Agrégation" Diploma in English language and literature from the Faculty of Letters LA Manouba, Tunisia. Her academic interests include Islamic studies, translations and comparative literature. As part of a cultural exchange programme by the British Council, Belkais worked in Northern Ireland as a French Language Assistant in their Department of Education. She has also worked as a part-time assistant in charge of level placement tests for the British Council in Tunisia. Belkais, who is from Tunisia, speaks Arabic, English, French, Italian and Turkish; she enjoys reading, music, movies and travel.