Goethe drew on the poet al-Mutanabbi and the Thousand and One Nights, and a special exhibition explores shared motifs.
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.
Of Lebanese and German parentage, the poet and author will speak in the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair’s Guest of Honor program.
Citing robust international publishing output and efforts to tackle problems, Bloomsbury’s Richard Charkin gives an overview at Abu Dhabi.
‘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.
‘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 the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, Nigeria’s Richard Ali talks about the multilingual hurdles faced by those working in publishing in Africa.
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’s Peter Armstrong discusses the benefits of Lean Publishing, or publishing your book as it is written to acquire feedback from your audience.
Mahmoud Aboulfotouh discusses the evolution of Arabic epublishing and how the launch of several new platforms in Egypt is creating excitement in the region.