Yet more Emirati money for hungry literary tummies…

Eight young Arab authors—six of whom are on the prestigious Beirut 39 list—are currently squirreled away at Sir Baniyas Island, writing a short story or novel chapter and being tutored by Iraqi author Inaam Kachachi and Lebanese author Jabbour Douaihy.

The nine-day workshop is hosted by the IPAF, or “Arabic Booker.”

The sole Emirati participant is Nasser al-Thahiri; there’s also a Sudanese author, a Yemeni writer, authors from Saudi Arabia and Tunisia—and of course three Egyptians.

From The National.