I am an American freelance writer based in Boston. I lived and worked in the Middle East for seven years. I hold a graduate degree in Middle Eastern Studies from Harvard University. My publications center around arts and culture from the Middle East and far beyond its borders (most recently, design in New England as well as personal essays).

Previously, I worked in the humanitarian development field directing international NGOs in refugee camps, townships, overcrowded schools and public hospitals in the Middle East and Africa. I am equally comfortable in an LBD covering a Christie’s auction as I am sitting cross-legged on the floor of a temporary shelter made from corrugated tin, deep in a refugee camp.

My writing has appeared in The New York Times, Architectural Digest, AD Pro, Smithsonian Magazine, The Art Newspaper, Artsy, ARTnews, VOGUE (Arabia), The National, McSweeney’s and elsewhere.

Please reach out to me at: danna@dannawrites.com

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