The Salon du Livre in Paris invites the UAE to be its 2018 Guest of Honor. And Penguin Random House CEO Markus Dohle cites the importance of diversity.
In a publishing exchange agreement, the UAE’s Kalimat Group begins a French-and-Arabic partnership with France’s éditions Gallimard.
Better times are ahead, says writer Ahmed Khaled Towfik, who recently appeared at a Dubai literary festival: the Arab world is ready for science fiction, he says.
‘I think we’re starting to recover,’ says one of 15 Brazilian publishers who are preparing to travel to next month’s Bologna Children’s Book Fair.
With programming for adult and children’s markets, the nine-day Emirate Airline festival in Dubai faces both the Arab world and internationalism.
The United Arab Emirates launches project to establish a Reproduction Rights Organization at a special forum in Sharjah led by Bodour Al Qasimi.
A substantial uptick in submissions to the illustration exhibition, deepens the field for visitors and for visual artists working in children’s publishing.
The American Library Association holds its third Sharjah conference for library professionals in the Arab world, cautiously worried at the US election news while pressing a transformative agenda.
News from the Sharjah Book Fair: as the Publishing City rises in Sharjah, nearby Dubai gets a smaller Kinokuniya bookstore. And UAE libraries contemplate drone deliveries.
Awards recognizing UAE-specific work and international Arabic literature are announced as the International Publishers Association names its next president to a two-year term.