Roger Tagholm shares a few of the faces and places he experienced during a visit to the Riyadh International Book Fair (RIBF).
Browsing by topic: Middle East
Roger Tagholm reports from the Riyadh Int’l Book Fair, where his pre-conceptions about Saudi Arabia were challenged and cultures connected through books.
For the 30th Jerusalem Book Fair Fellowship Program, 35 alumni — editors, agents and scouts — joined 39 new fellows for a week of professional networking.
Publishing in Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco still struggles to forge a market and identity distinct from that of its French forebears.
The Bookseller reports that Saqi Books will be resume its English-language publishing program with plans to release as many as ten titles per year.
The discussion of the murders in Paris includes those who disagree with Charlie Hebdo’s agenda even as they respect the cartoonists right to expression.
A vigorous program is in place to enhance the literary life of Qatar, including strong investment in the National Library and support for publishers.
Though the Doha International Book Fair opened under the cloud of the killings in France, it proved interest in reading is growing in the oil rich country.
The Sharjah International Book Fair is focused on forging cultural connections and fighting Muslim extremism through books.
The Sharjah Book Fair may seem to indulge foreign visitors with excessive perks, but it’s all for the good and growth of the Emirate.