Author: Joobin Bekhrad

Joobin Bekhrad is the founder and former editor of REORIENT and the Canadian Desk Editor of ArtAsiaPacific. He has also contributed to a host of other notable publications, such as Columbia University’s Columbia Journal (where he served as Online Guest Editor in late 2016), The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Economist, The Financial Times, The Times Literary Supplement, Paper, The Guardian, The Independent, Forbes, GQ, Vanity Fair, CNN, and the BBC, been interviewed by ones like Newsweek, Monocle, PRI, and the CBC, and seen his articles translated into a wide variety of languages. In 2015, Joobin was granted an International Award for Art Criticism (IAAC) by London’s Royal College of Art. In addition to his many articles, he is also the author of a translation of Omar Khayyam’s Robaiyat from the Persian into English, a novella (Coming Down Again), a novel (Guguli), a book of essays and stories (With My Head in the Clouds and Stars in My Eyes), and five volumes of poetry (The Sailor; Turncoats of Paradise; Down the Twilit Hill; Elsewhere; and Lovers of Light).