Nasri Atallah

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Nasri is a British-Lebanese writer, presenter and media entrepreneur. His writing has appeared in The Guardian, Monocle, Brownbook, Little White Lies and GQ. In 2012 he published a collection of essays titled ‘Our Man in Beirut’, based on his popular blog of the same name. He graduated from the acclaimed Faber Academy ‘Writing A Novel’ course, where he studied under Richard Skinner, in 2018. He is currently completing his debut novel.

Over the past decade he has worked with some of the Arab world’s leading artists and creatives. From managing and producing bands, to being involved in music festivals, to promoting cinema from the Arab world, and working directly in the publishing and book industries, he has had privileged access to some of the frontlines of Arab cultural expression.

Since April 2018, he has been co-developing a television documentary series with Montreal-based Noble Television, which he will also host. The as-yet-untitled series will be a first-of-its-kind look at the artists and activists changing the Arab world on a daily basis, and it will counter negative narratives about the region and its people in the media.

Nasri has a BA in Political Studies from the American University of Beirut and an MSc in International Politics of the Middle East, with a focus on the role of media, from SOAS in London.

He lives in London with his wife, Lebanese fashion designer Nour Hage, and their cat Margo.

Broadcast Credits

Interrupt This Program (2015)

Publications

Our Man in Beirut (Turning Point Books, 2012)