Peirre Abi Saab

Performing Arts - 2008
Journalist and cultural critic. Born in Beirut in 1961, he has been immersed in witnessing and commenting on the evolution of artistic innovation and cultural expression in Lebanon and the Arab region since the latter half of the 1970’s. His scope of interest involves the Arab region from the Maghreb to the Levant. Abi Saab has worked between Paris, London, and Beirut, contributing to Lebanon TV and to numerous periodicals including as-Safir newspaper, al-Yowm al-Sabi3 (The 7th Day), Arabies, al-Wasat, and al-Hayat just to name a few. He is the founder and the editor-in-chief of Zawaya, a cultural newspaper for Arab youth. He has also participated in the establishment of the Beirut-based newspaper al-Akhbar  in which he served as editor of the cultural sections and is currently vice editor in chief for the news paper.