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 documentary about the Arab world that I will also host, and finishing my first novel, Subtle Beasts.
I've contributed writing to a bunch of publications, including The Guardian, GQ, Little White Lies, Monocle, Brownbook, CBC, and Time Out.
Most of my work focuses on pop culture & identity, the media industry, and storytelling more broadly.
I recently completed the acclaimed Faber Academy Writing A Novel course with Richard Skinner at Faber & Faber in London.
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.
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 a beautiful cat called Izzy, and we miss our other beautiful cat Margo immensely.