Poetry

Wrap-up of the Sharjah International Book Fair, 2010

Sharjah’s 2010 book fair came to a close last night, with The National suggesting it might be the fair’s biggest year yet for attendance.

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Poetry

Book Festivals and the ‘Huge Desire for New Arab Novels’

Three recent or ongoing book festivals (The Sharjah International Book Fair, Beirut’s Francophone Book Fair, and the Manchester Literature Festival) highlight a growing demand for Arab literary work. Moreover, there’s also the giant Arab-focused London Poetry Festival at the Southbank Centre this October 30-Nov. 7.

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Poetry

Sharjah International Book Fair Opens Tomorrow

The Sharjah International Book Fair opens tomorrow, and—although perhaps not as glittery as the March fairs in Dubai and Abu Dhabi—it’s reportedly the second most well-attended book fair in the region. This follows our slightly crowded (2 million visitors), slightly chaotic (map? what map) exhibition in Cairo.

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