The ongoing Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival has become a major attraction for families and young readers in the region, and publishers are taking notice.
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Kotobi.com, a major new Arabic ebookstore launched at this year’s Cairo Book Fair, has potential to be a gamechanger for publishing in the region.
Ahdaf Soueif spoke with The Daily Beast about life in Cairo since the uprising as well as its impact on the city’s writers and bookstores.
Doha’s book fair may be overshadowed by Abu Dhabi and Sharjah, but it has ambitions to raise the cultural profile of Qatar in this fast developing region.
The latest Sharjah International Book Fair underscored its role in bringing together partners from countries and regions often on the fringes of other fairs.
Matt Cowdery, Hachette’s representative in the GCC, reflects on several publishing issues impacting the region including importation certificates, the Arab Spring and more.
Jaques Ferrandez is beloved and celebrated in France yet practically unknown in the Anglo-Saxon world; his recent adaptation of ‘L’Étranger’ (The Stranger) has been a bestseller.
Filmmakers Ziad Doueiri and Joëlle Touma talk about the challenges of adapting Yasmina Khadra’s novel about Middle East terrorism, “The Attack,” to the screen.
Syria’s civil war has decimated the local publishing business, all-but-ending the printing and sale of new books, and forcing many publishers and authors to emigrate.
Translating poetry is more than just how the language is structured, but also how thoughts and emotions are structured as well, says Adonis.