Professor of philosophy, notable academic, literary theorist, and public intellectual. He pioneered critical theory and post-colonialism.
He lived between Jerusalem and Egypt until he was 12 years old. He attended Princeton and Harvard University.
His most popular book was Orientalism from 1978, which explored how The West viewed The East.
He was married to Mariam Said and had a son named Wadie and daughter named Najla.
He once wrote an article that was described as containing "extraordinary spite and mendacity" by Christopher Hitchens.