I'm a British-Lebanese writer, television host and producer.
I've published a best-selling collection of stories, Our Man in Beirut (Turning Point Books). I am currently co-developing The New Arabs, a six-part television documentary about the Arab world that I will also host, and finishing my first crime novel, Beirut Hustle.
I've contributed writing to publications including The Guardian, GQ, Little White Lies, Monocle, Brownbook, CBC, and Time Out.
In audio, I have contributed to the BBC’s World Book Cafe, the BBC Arts Hour, as well as Monocle24.
Most of my work focuses on Arab culture, pop culture & multiculturalism more broadly, the media industry, and storytelling in general.
I have also recently started my own boutique cultural branding and communication agency All Persons Fictitious, after spending nearly a decade doing that kind of stuff at Keeward, Bookwitty and J. Walter Thompson.
In 2018, I completed the Writing A Novel course at the acclaimed Faber Academy with Richard Skinner at Faber & Faber in London.
I studied Politics at the American University of Beirut (BA) and International Politics of the Middle East at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (MSc). I have also studied entrepreneurship with Babson College and UCL School of Management (through the UK Lebanon Tech Hub).
I live in London's Kentish Town with the wonderful, talented, award-winning Lebanese designer Nour Hage, who happens to be my wife (unluckily for her). We live with our cat Izzy.