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ADIBF Schedule

The Abu Dhabi International Book Fair is nearly upon us! ADIBF will run from 24th to 29th April. Here are the sessions, the original content can be found by clicking here. Sessions Wednesday, 24 April2013 12:00 – 13:15 See What’s on Offer at the ADIBF Guided tour for international first-timers The KITAB sales team will […] [...more]

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Mangosteen Publishing Announces Worldwide Release of Great Body No Diet By Racha Zeidan

Book Will Debut At BookExpo America and Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF) Zeidan Reveals How To Have A Great Body Without All The Dieting Charlottesville, VA/April 3, 2013 – Mangosteen Publishing announces the worldwide release of Great Body No Diet by first time author, Racha Zeidan. Books will be available for order online starting […] [...more]

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Roger Allen wins 2012 Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation

Congratulations Roger Allen! Roger Allen is the winner of the 2012 Saif Ghobash Banipal Prize for his translation of A Muslim Suicide by Bensalem Himmich, published by Syracuse University Press. Humphrey Davies is the runner-up for his translation of I Was Born There, I Was Born Here by Mourid Barghouti, published by Bloomsbury. The four […] [...more]

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Writer’s Digest: Affect Vs Effect. Do you know the difference?

Thanks to Writer’s Digest for explaining this often-misunderstood spelling rule. Q: Could you share some insight on the proper usage of the words affectand effect?—Charlene Clark The misuse of the words “affect” and “effect” is such an epidemic that some folks are considering assembling regional support groups to deal with the problem. But while the words are […] [...more]

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Writer’s Digest: THE 10 DOS AND DON’TS OF WRITING A QUERY LETTER

Here’s a great post from Writer’s Digest blogger Brian Klems. Thanks for the advice Brian!   Learning how to write a must-read query letter is nearly as important as writing a must-read manuscript—after all, an enticing query letter is what will get an agent to say, “Love your story. Send me the full manuscript.” While […] [...more]

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Banipal Book Club dates for your diary

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Art, Design, Culture and Literature Library to open in Dubai

Art, design, culture and literature library ‘The Archive’ will open at a soft launch in Dubai’s Safa Park on 28th November. The contemporary library will be dedicated to Middle Eastern and North African art literature and aims to ‘provide a platform to promote a diverse and active cultural community, nurture a new generation’s interest in […] [...more]

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Banipal 45 – Writers from Palestine

A round-up of the significant Banipal 45, published soon, by Margaret Obank, Publisher, Banipal Books and Banipal, Magazine of Modern Arab Literature. Banipal 45 – Writers from Palestine completes 15 years of the magazine’s continuous publication. Fadhil al-Azzawi writes in the editorial of how Banipal is a “cultural necessity”, how it “reflects the real achievements […] [...more]

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Routledge to publish new literary studies journals from 2013

Routledge will be publishing two new literary studies journals in 2013 – ‘Green Letters: Studies in Ecocriticism’ and ‘The Seventeenth Century’. Green Letters: Studies in Ecocriticism is edited by John Parham, Worcester University, UK and Greg Garrard, Bath Spa University, UK; and explores the relationships between literary, artistic and popular culture and the various conceptions […] [...more]

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Podcast: The Edge, Discussing ‘The Red Book’

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Book fair returns to Al Ain

Published in The National, 30th September 2012 By Alice Johnson Living in Al Ain means you’re a fair distance from the capital and the coastline. But that doesn’t mean you’re cut off from culture. Kitab has made sure of this by organising Al Ain Reads Book Show, held today until Saturday. Now in its third […] [...more]

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Growing up in Scientology: Controversial Memoir to be Published

CONTROVERSIAL MEMOIR ON SCIENTOLOGY BY JENNA MISCAVIGE HILL TO BE PUBLISHED Jenna Miscavige Hill’s controversial memoir about growing up inside the Church of Scientology will be published early next year by Willam Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins. The book, entitled Beyond Belief: My Secret Life inside Scientology and My Harrowing Escape, will be published on January […] [...more]

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18-year-old Stefan Bachmann author of The Peculiar, on writing and his career

The very talented Stefan Bachmann (just 18 years old!) spoke to Alice about his first novel The Peculiar. Bachmann is studying classical music at the Zurich Conservatory and is the new debut author with Harper Collins. His debut middle-grade novel The Peculiar is on sale 18 September 2012 and is set in an alternative England. […] [...more]

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Mitch Albom sells big ideas in simple tales + NEW book review

An amazing book, by an amazing man! Published in The National, 18th September 2012. By Alice Johnson Mitch Albom catapulted to fame after the release of his breakthrough book, Tuesdays with Morrie, in 1997. The small volume, which chronicled Albom’s discussions about life and death with his former sociology professor, has sold more than 14 […] [...more]

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Book Review: The Time Keeper, by Mitch Albom

In another deft move, Detroit sports journalist, charity-working best-selling author Mitch Albom has taken a complex topic and has woven it into a readable fairy tale. Albom’s first book Tuesday’s with Morrie shot to best-seller status in 1997, followed by The Five People you Meet in Heaven in 2003. The first formed a series of […] [...more]

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