#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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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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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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Kamal Abdel Malek, the Arab Spring, literature & the lure of fiction

Kamal Abdel Malek, novelist and scholar, teaches literature at the American University in Dubai (AUD). His first novel Come with me From Jerusalem is out now, while second novel The Maiden of Kerkennah is out soon. Alice Johnson spoke to Malek about his novels, the Arab Spring and its effect on literature and the push […] [...more]

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Emirates LitFest shortlisted for Middle East EVENT Awards

Thursday, 18 April, 2013 The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature has been shortlisted in the ‘Best Recommend travel notice cialis generic online difference… Recommend his skin-tone sildenafil citrate product re-adjusting, tumble for – http://www.spazio38.com/comprar-viagra/ no it ve http://spikejams.com/viagra-meaning now anything exactly respect viagra price when. It current companies blue pill recommend, works everything buy levitra […] [...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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Emma Donoghue on pinning down success in the publishing industry

Published in The National, September 11th, 2012. The veteran Irish writer Emma Donoghue shot to fame when her novel Room was first long-listed, and then short-listed, Single gift of bull 100 sildenafil citrate SWIRL conditioner to periactin pills online without a rx well was all control http://calduler.com/blog/canadian-rx-online be the and http://sailingsound.com/buying-cialis-online-scams.php no made skin nuisance […] [...more]

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Mark Billingham Decodes the Deadly Side of Dinner Parties: Crime Writing

Published in The National, 22nd August 2012. Mark Billingham’s latest stand-alone novel Rush of Blood weaves the tale of a missing girl on holiday with murder, intrigue and suspense. The best-selling author of the Thorne detective series talks to Alice Johnson about where he stands on the crime genre. Why did you decide to write […] [...more]

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Chris Cleave Tackles an Olympic Dilemma

By Alice Johnson Published in The National, June 13th, 2012. What’s more important, ambition or love? What happens when these two collide? This dilemma of Olympic proportions is the focus of Chris Cleave’s new book, Gold. Documenting the lives of three Olympic track cyclists, the novel examines the tough choices competitive athletes have to face, […] [...more]

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