Goethe drew on the poet al-Mutanabbi and the Thousand and One Nights, and a special exhibition explores shared motifs.
Today at Abu Dhabi: Ulla Lenze Explores Family History in Fiction
The author discovered that her great-uncle was involved in a Nazi spy ring operating out of New York City just as World War II was beginning.
Pierre Jarawan: Lebanon to Germany, Slam Poet to Bestseller
Of Lebanese and German parentage, the poet and author will speak in the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair’s Guest of Honor program.
After His IPA Stint: Richard Charkin on Publishing’s Challenges and Promise
Citing robust international publishing output and efforts to tackle problems, Bloomsbury’s Richard Charkin gives an overview at Abu Dhabi.
Lebanon, Tunisia, and Egypt: A Few Words With Hassan Yaghi
‘With piracy, we cannot pay for either rights or good translations,’ says publisher Hassan Yaghi. His Dar al-Tanweer has offices in three nations and sees the Arabic publishing world’s challenges well.
Malta’s Moxie: A Few Words With Mark Camilleri at the Abu Dhabi Book Fair
‘The increasing globalization of information has made people aware that they have their own indigenous culture and literature,’ says Mark Camilleri of Malta’s National Book Council.
At Abu Dhabi Book Fair: A Few Words With Nigeria’s Richard Ali
At the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, Nigeria’s Richard Ali talks about the multilingual hurdles faced by those working in publishing in Africa.
Richard Nash on the Democratization of Publishing
Publishing is returning to its pre-industrial models when everyone was a creator, transforming into a network where emotions matter most, says Richard Nash.
Leanpub Explains Why Not to Write Books in “Stealth Mode”
Leanpub’s Peter Armstrong discusses the benefits of Lean Publishing, or publishing your book as it is written to acquire feedback from your audience.
An “Ebook Frenzy” Hits Egypt
Mahmoud Aboulfotouh discusses the evolution of Arabic epublishing and how the launch of several new platforms in Egypt is creating excitement in the region.