Lana Asfour's articles and photographs have been published in the Times, BBC online, the Observer, the New Statesman, the Daily Star Beirut, Al Jazeera English, OpenDemocracy, Granta, the New York Review of Books blog, Counterpunch, the London Magazine, Executive magazine, Al-Araby English, and Glamour magazine. She writes news, analysis, opinion pieces, features and arts reviews.
She completed a PhD in English and French Literature at Oxford University, spending a year as a visiting researcher at the École Normale Supérieure in Paris, and has a Masters in Middle East Politics from SOAS. Before journalism, she taught at Queen Mary - University of London and at the Open University.
Her first book, Laurence Sterne in France (2008), received good reviews by the Times Literary Supplement and other journals. She has been named one of Granta’s "New Voices" in its Emerging Writers series.