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LitFest Director appointed IPAF Trustee

Dubai, 17 September, 2014: Isobel Abulhoul, Festival Director of the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, has been appointed a Trustee of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF). It is the latest in a host of honours for Abulhoul, who won the Distinguished Culture Award at the 21st Al Owais Creative Award earlier this year. […] [...more]

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#LEAVEYOURNOTE Book Donation Scheme Launched at Al Serkal Avenue

#LEAVEYOURNOTE, a first of its kind campaign in Dubai encourages the people and organisations to donate books of influence to what will become a permanent part of A4 Space, officially opening its doors on April 21, 2014 at 7pm. An area of 6000 sq ft, located in the midst of Alserkal Avenue district, boasting: free […] [...more]

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Update: Emirates LitFest Children’s Programme

DUBAI, 20 February 2014: The children’s programme of the sixth Emirates Airline Festival of Literature promises a diverse and exciting roster of events including free sessions during the two Education Days, author visits to schools, fringe events and a host of workshops tailored to children. The Education Days have been a mainstay of the Festival […] [...more]

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Emirates Airline Festival of Literature – first sessions sell out!

DUBAI, 4 February 2014: A number of sessions at the sixth Emirates Airline Festival of Literature have sold out within days of tickets going on general sale say organisers, who also announced a series of additional workshops to take place in the week-end preceding the Festival. The first sessions to sell out were the Quick […] [...more]

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Book launch – Contemporary Kingdom: The Saudi Art Scene Now

Set to be launched in February, this publication details key elements and practitioners who have contributed to art in Saudi Arabia over the years, establishing the country as a leading cultural centre in the region. In recent years, the art arena in Saudi Arabia has presented the world with reasons to label it as an […] [...more]

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Joint winners share 2013 Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation

For the first time the judges have selected two outright winning translators, instead of the usual winner and runner-up. Two enticing and finely translated novels, each in their very different way, captured the judges’ attention and passion, leading to the decision to share the prize this year. The prize is shared between: Jonathan Wright for […] [...more]

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Tickets for Emirates Airline Festival of Literature go on sale

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The Book Initiative: New book swap scheme in Abu Dhabi

The Book Initiative by Deerfields Townsquare and The Book Shelter. Deerfields Townsquare and The Book Shelter have collaborated to bring to you The Book Initiative. The Book Initiative’s sole vision is to promote reading and self-education within a community. You can drop all your old books in our Book Donations Box located at the mall, […] [...more]

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Emirates Airline Festival of Literature revamps Festival Friends for New Year

Dubai, 06 December, 2014: Regular Festival-goers are in for a treat this New Year with a host of new benefits added to the Festival Friends programme, said organisers of the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature. The Festival Friends programme is an annual membership that offers attractive benefits for a variety of sessions with some of […] [...more]

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In Memoriam: Ahmad Fuad Nigm, The People’s Poet

Kamal Abdel-Malek, Professor of Arabic Literature, AUD, speaks about Ahmad Fuad Nigm – ‘The People’s Poet’.   In Memoriam Ahmad Fuad Nigm, The People’s Poet (May 22, 1929-December 3, 2013) It is with much grief and a great sense of loss that I inform our AUD community that the renowned Egyptian poet Ahmad Fuad Nigm […] [...more]

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British Council and Emirates Airline Festival of Literature host inspiring talk by Countess of Carnarvon about the ‘real Downton Abbey’

DUBAI, December 12: An insight into the ‘real Downton Abbey’ was revealed today with an entertaining talk by the eighth Countess of Carnarvon, Lady Fiona Carnarvon, about the family seat, Highclere castle, which is also the location for the hit TV series. Lady Fiona also spoke of the real-life stories that have inspired the show, […] [...more]

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Q&A With The Book Walrus

I caught up with the Book Walrus – Dubai’s newest book blogging creature – to discuss all things bookish. The Book Walrus is a blog set up by author Rachel Hamilton – 2nd place winner of the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature’s Montegrappa ‘First Fiction’ competition. Winning a place in the competition has resulted in […] [...more]

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