"In Abu Dhabi, the festival will host internationally acclaimed authors and thinkers including Nobel Laureates Ahmed Galai and Shirin Ebadi, Lebanese novelist Hoda Barakat, winner of the 2019 International Prize for Arabic Fiction, and writers Adonis, Jokha Alharthi, Muhammed Hasan Alwan, Tishani Doshi, and many more."
The latest agreement, in Guadalajara, was signed July 16.
"In the lead up to The London Book Fair, SBA and British Council will offer a reciprocal Writer in Residence programme. The SBA will offer one British author the chance to be a Writer in Residence in the UAE and the British Council will offer one Emirati author the chance to be a Writer in Residence in the UK."
"Much was made out of the potential linkages: there are approximately two million Indian expats working in the UAE; the UAE accounts for 37% of India’s total book exports to Arab-majority countries; and, aside from any particular ties, India is a $4.6 billion book market."
Emirati author and columnist Eman Al Yousuf has published two short-story collections and two novels, the latter of which, Guardian of the Sun, was co-winner of first prize at the 2016 Emirates Novel Awards in 2016. A review and an excerpt: Guardian of the Sun: The Wish for Survival By Hend Saeed Emirati writer Eman Al Yousuf’s Guardian … Continue reading Review and Translated Excerpt: Eman Al Yousuf’s ‘Guardian of the Sun’
Sharjah will be the nineteenth World Book Capital, and is set to follow Athens in 2018.
"I think about knives. If I find one in here, maybe that’ll help me escape somehow, either by breaking the lock or using it to slowly bore into the wall to create an escape route like I’ve seen in a number of movies."
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"The trilogy, and Al Noman’s establishment of Manuscript 2559, the language’s first all-science-fiction-and-fantasy publishing house, will cater to a growing audience of young Arab inquisitive minds."
Again, a lot of male writers have written about women or have written from female points of view in their books, and they do so really well. But I think a woman can do it better.
"If there is a community large enough to be served by a library," Alanood said, "then that library should be open through the week."
"The Young Adult Book of the Year went to veteran Egyptian children's-book author Rania Hussein Amin, author of the popular Farhana series, for her Sorakh Khalf Al Abwab (Scream Behind the Doors)."