About

I'm a British-Lebanese author, publisher and media entrepreneur. I've published a best-selling collection of stories, Our Man in Beirut (Turning Point Books). I'm currently working on my first novel at the acclaimed Faber Academy in London, where I will be until March 2018. 

On the entrepreneurial side of things, I'm a partner at Keeward & Bookwitty working content strategy, media partnerships and new ways of financing creativity across writing, music and filmmaking. 

I've contributed writing to a bunch of publications, including GQ, Brownbook, CBC, The Guardian and Time Out. I also get invited as a talking head on TV from time to time, like that one time I was chastized by Amal Alamuddin's mum on the BBC and that one time I had a (verbal) fight with a racist on Al Jazeera. I also occasionally get quoted in 'print' by the likes of The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Independent and others. If you ever need a quote, I'm glad to oblige in the relentless pursuit of shameless self-promotion. 

Essentially all of my work - both creative and entrepreneurial - focuses on multiculturalism & identity, pop culture, the media industry, and storytelling more broadly. That might sound pompous, but if you're reading this, you want to know what I care about. And that's what I care about.  

 

 

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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) and Novel Writing at the City Literary Institute in London. 

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 have a beautiful cat who saved my life called Margo