Welcome!

Beirut, Lebanon

I’m an author, journalist, arabist and ex-expat, now based in Washington, D.C.

On my lit-history blog, the 20th Century Project, I’ve undertaken a decade-long exploration into the immediate past. (Read my FAQ.) Some of my contemporary entries draw on my experience living in and writing about the Middle East (thus: ex-expat) and wandering the ‘no man’s land’ that divides advanced Arabic from fluency.

On this website, you can also view excerpts from my first book, Creative Lives: Portraits of Lebanese Artists, and browse my clips, resume and photos. Questions? Comments? Contact me directly.