Lebanese publisher Rania Zaghir designed an immersive play space for children, Sea of Tales, at the Abu Dhabi Book Fair based on Arabic classics including ‘The Thousand and One Nights.’
At the 2018 Abu Dhabi Book Fair, Flora Rees of the Emirates Literature Foundation talks about the editor-author relationship and the role of literary agents in publishing across the Arab world.
Hope and cross-cultural understanding were big themes at the official ceremony honoring the winners of the 2018 Sheikh Zayed Book Award in Abu Dhabi.
Sweden’s laws require libraries to serve citizens in their native languages, a project supported by a donation of thousands of Arabic books from Sharjah’s Kalimat Foundation.
The spaciousness and energy at Abu Dhabi’s National Exhibition Center make the just opened book fair there a sprawling, energetic event with a professional program at its heart.
International officials and media gather on World Book Day to open the 18th UNESCO World Book Capital program in Athens, celebrating what Greece’s Prokopis Pavlopoulos calls ‘the powerful potential of books.’
The Jordanian-Palestinian author Ibrahim Nasrallah—twice before in the running for the award—has been named the winner of the 2018 International Prize for Arabic Fiction.
With 1,350 exhibitors on tap and more than 800 sessions and events planned for visitors, the 28th iteration of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair is expected to showcase some 500,000 titles and to introduce the Kalima Translation Project’s latest volumes.
This year, the Sheikh Zayed Book Award is offering translation funding for literary and children’s titles that have won the award, with the goal of increasing the readership for Arabic books.
Ten years in operation, the Etisalat Award for Arabic Children’s Literature is among the world’s highest paying prizes in the field, just as Canada’s Cundill Prize is in history awards.