Samer is a writer and Journalist, born in 1972 in the Southern Lebanese city of Sidon. He graduated from the Department of Journalism and Communication/Lebanese University in 1997. In his earlier years, Samer worked as a reporter and feature writer in many Lebanese newspapers (Assafir, Annahar and Almustaqbal). He has worked as an Editor in Abu Dhabi Media 92004-2007) and a book editor in Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage. Since 2012 he assumed the position of Editor in Chief of www.24.ae news portal.
He authored over 10 books and translated more than 23. Some of his translations include; ‘The Moon Shines Down’ by Margaret Wise Brown & Linda Bleck, ‘Little Oh’ by Laura Krauss Melmed & Jim Lamarche, ‘Frog Girl’ by Paul Owen Lewis, ‘A Bridge to the Stars’ by Henning Manke, ‘My Friend Percy’s Magical Gym Shoes’ and ‘My Friend Percy and the Sheik’ both by Ulf Stark, ‘Snow Bird and Water Tiger’ by Margaret Compton, ‘American Indian Fairy Tales’ by W. T. Larned, ‘Images of the Ottoman Empire’ Charles Newton.
Samer was selected as one of the best 39 Arab Writers under the age of 39, by Hay Festival, London.