Abu Dhabi Book Fair Announces 2021 Hybrid Festival Details

According to organizers, this year’s hybrid fair “will stage over 80 free sessions across its cultural, professional and educational programs. With all events being livestreamed, the aim is to reach audiences around the world in a way that has not been possible before.”

Jamila Hassoune: Connecting Readers and Books, from Marrakesh to the High Atlas

Book activist Jamila Hassoune was at this year's Abu Dhabi International Book Fair at an event with Italian writer and blogger Chiara Comito:  By Chiara Comito  "If there have been the Arab springs in the Arab world it's because there are people like Jamila," said Moroccan sociologist and writer Fatema Mernissi to Santina Mobiglia, editor … Continue reading Jamila Hassoune: Connecting Readers and Books, from Marrakesh to the High Atlas

Philip Kennedy: These Books Shouldn’t Just Hide on a Shelf

Philip F. Kennedy, the Library of Arabic Literature’s General Editor, has been a key force in putting systems in place and getting the LAL — which focuses on Arabic-English editions of classical and pre-modern Arabic literature — on its feet. He spoke with ArabLit at the 2013 Abu Dhabi International Book Fair about how the project came about, noting a few the challenges the editors and editor-translators have faced.