Meet the team
Salman Al-Dossary is the Editor-in-Chief of Asharq Al-Awsat and The Majalla Magazine. He previously served as Asharq Al-Awsat’s Assistant Editor-in-chief between 2009 and 2011, before his appointment as editor of Saudi business daily Al Eqtisadiah.
Amy Assad Amy Assad is an editor at The Majalla and Asharq Al-Awsat‘s English editions and an English–Syrian, London-based writer who specializes in the arts and culture of the Middle East. She received her BA in Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies from Leeds University and has lived and studied in Syria and Morocco.
Grace Perriman is an editor at The Majalla and Asharq Al-Awsat‘s English editions. Previously a freelance writer, Grace penned Middle East-inspired travel writing and blogged the first year of the Syrian uprising from Damascus. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Arabic and Persian from the School of Oriental and African Studies, London. A keen traveler, she has journeyed overland from Istanbul to Cairo, Tangiers to Bamako and crisscrossed Iran.
Alex Edwards is a contributing editor at The Majalla and Asharq Al-Awsat‘s English editions. He trained as a journalist before receiving his PhD from the London School of Economics, where he researched American foreign policy in the Gulf. Based in London, he is currently learning Arabic.