was born in Bognor Regis, England, and educated at Oxford University, from where she has a BA in Psychology and Philosophy and an MPhil in Modern Middle Eastern Studies. She has been a staff writer on Arab Report and Record, and on the Middle East Economic Digest (MEED), business editor of Middle East magazine, and has written for a number of years for Al-Hayat newspaper based in London.

She is a freelance journalist specialising in Middle East cultural affairs, and runs the successful Tanjara blogspot (http://thetanjara.blogspot.co.uk/). She is a trustee of the Banipal Trust for Arab Literature, a consulting editor of Banipal magazine and a regular book reviewer.


Contributor's Issues

Banipal 31 - Spring 2008

Banipal 54 - ECHOES (Autumn/Winter 2015)

Banipal 59 - The Longlist (Summer 2017)

Banipal 33 - Autumn/Winter 2008

Banipal 53 - The Short Stories of Zakaria Tamer (2015)

Banipal 36 - Literature in Yemen Today (2009)

Banipal 43 - Celebrating Denys Johnson-Davies (2012)

Banipal 35 - Writing in Dutch (2009)

Banipal 44 - 12 Women Writers (2012)

Banipal 57 - Syria in the Heart (Autumn/Winter 2016)

Banipal 59 - The Longlist (Summer 2017)

Banipal 60 - Alaa al-Deeb, A Writer Apart (Autumn/Winter 2017)

Banipal 51 - Celebrating Saadi Youssef (2014)

Banipal 52 - New Fiction (2015)

Banipal 61 - A Journey in Iraqi Fiction

Banipal 40 - Libyan Fiction (2011)

Banipal 62 - A Literary Journey through Arab Cinema

Banipal 58 - Arab Literary Awards (Spring 2017)

Banipal 39 - Modern Tunisian Literature (2010)

Banipal 45 - Writers from Palestine (2012)

Banipal 46 - 80 New Poems (2013)

Banipal 42 - New Writing from the Emirates (2011)

Banipal 56 - Generation '56 (Summer 2016)

Banipal 41 - Celebrating Adonis (2011)

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