‘A lyrical, rock ’n’ roll, Hafezian feat of zen and now.’ Andrew Loog Oldham on Coming Down Again
Joobin Bekhrad is a writer, editor, and strategic communication specialist. In addition to editing Reorient, an acclaimed arts review he founded in 2012, he has written for such publications as The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, The Financial Times, The Economist, The Telegraph, Forbes, CNN, the BBC, GQ, and The Times Literary Supplement, been interviewed by ones like Newsweek, PRI, Monocle, The Art Newspaper, and the CBC, and seen his articles republished in a wide variety of languages.
Throughout his adventures in journalism, Joobin has interviewed Ronnie Wood, John Malkovich, Paul Smith, Christian Lacroix, Zandra Rhodes, Dries Van Noten, Kenzo Takada, Isabel Marant, Anna Sui, Johnny Marr, Salma Hayek, John Varvatos, and Terry O’Neill, amongst many other luminaries.
His articles aside, Joobin is the author of eight volumes of poetry, a translation of a classic of medieval Persian verse, a novella, a novel, and a collection of stories.
In 2015, Joobin was granted an International Award for Art Criticism (IAAC) by London’s Royal College of Art. Other prestigious academic institutions, such as the Courtauld Institute, Columbia University, and the University of Southern California have also formally recognised him over the years.
Education-wise, Joobin holds a BBA from York University, an MSc in Management from City, University of London, and an MS in Strategic Communication from Columbia University.