Lana Asfour’s articles and photographs have appeared in The Times, The Observer, The New Statesman, the BBC, The Daily Star Beirut, Granta, The New York Review of Books and openDemocracy, among others. She has reported extensively from the Middle East. She did a PhD in English and French Literature at Oxford University, spending time as a visiting researcher at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris, and has taught at the Open University and Queen Mary, University of London. Her first book, "Laurence Sterne in France" (2008), was well-reviewed by the Times Literary Supplement and other journals. She is one of Granta’s "New Voices”.