Robert Mitchell hails from the UK and has lived and worked in Dubai since 1992. Further back through the sands of time he studied English Literature and Language for his degree. This taught him he was worthy of (literary) criticism, but not of writing. Now by day he runs The Tribe, a Dubai-based advertising agency, and occasionally by night he dons his moderator cape for the literature festival.
In recent years he has had the pleasure of moderating discussions with authors including Amish Tripathi, Owen Sheers, Shukri Mabkhout, Susan Abulhawa and Saira Shah.