The Qu’ran is the star at the Islamic Book Exhibition in the United Arab Emirate of Sharjah, where the holy book being celebrated in a myriad of guises.
Browsing by topic: Sharjah Book Fair
Literary scout Simone Garzella looks at what’s selling in the the Arabic book market how the region continues to evolve amidst some troubled times.
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.
The recent Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival offered a unique spectacle for readers and a snapshot of children’s book publishing issues in the Middle East.
Children’s book writers should prioritize freedom, power, self worth, humor, kindness, love and hope, said authors at the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival.
Arundhati Roy, author of The God of Small Things, announced at the Sharjah International Book Fair that she is currently working on a new novel.
Is there an argument to be made in favor of state intervention in the book trade? If the growth of the book trade in Sharjah is any evidence, the answer is yes.
Sheikha Bodour Al Qasimi founded the Emirates Publishers Association and pushed for it to become a full member of the IPA. Here, she explains it was so important.
Bloomsbury UK threw a lavish dinner to celebrate publication of Taking the Reins, the 2nd memoir from Sharjah ruler Shaikh Sultan Bin Mulhammad Al Qasimi.