"HBKU will continue, according to the press, to publish children's books and novels, as well as academic and educational texts, both in Arabic and in English."
But, while book fairs in the UAE's Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Sharjah have made international headlines, little has been said about the Doha International Book Fair, underway now.
One thing is bothering me. The narrator’s diction is quite high---a working-class girl from Detroit says, "I pulled into the spacious parking lot in front of Wal-Mart…." Fine. Something has elevated this character, putting her outside of ordinary American speech. I haven’t read so far that I can see the full effects, but I can appreciate the decision.
On August 7, Palestinian author Suad Amiry (Sharon and My Mother-in-Law, Nothing to Lose But Your Life) will appear on Riz Khan's "One on One" on Al Jazeera English. According to Amiry's publisher, Bloomsbury-Qatar, "The interview is biographical in nature, but also provides an opportunity to talk about current projects. " Amiry is ever-engaging and … Continue reading Suad Amiry on Riz Khan’s ‘One on One’ August 7
PalFest---the annual Palestinian Festival of Literature---begins tonight in Jerusalem. The night before its kickoff, Ramallah-based author Suad Amiry talked in Cairo about her new nonfiction book, Nothing to Lose But Your Life: An 18-Hour Journey with Murad. Amiry was joined by Palestinian-Australian YA author Randa Abdel Fattah and the new Managing Director of Bloomsbury Qatar, … Continue reading Suad Amiry on the Difficulties of Literary Journalism in Palestine
Two interesting pieces this week address what the new Arabic-English publishing venture, Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing (BQFP), has got up its bilingual sleeves. From Chip Rosetti in Publishing Perspectives: "We hope to have more than 50 titles (in both languages) published by the middle of 2011, ranging from children’s books, to YA titles, adult fiction … Continue reading What’s Bloomsbury Qatar Up To?