Literary Playlist: Selim Batti’s ‘I’m Not Leaving My House’

"You will find many Fairuz songs in the playlist, which details the progression of the complex ideas and emotions evoked in the novel."

On Taking Beirut’s Bookoholics to 80,000 Readers & Beyond

"I tried to start a book club at the university, but it wasnʹt a priority to students or to the university. I then reached out online to readers residing in Lebanon and with steady baby steps, I was able to announce the first book club meeting on July 18, 2012, in a coffee shop in Hamra Street in Beirut."