Wattpad Studios’ screen development portfolio adds France’s Lagardère Studios, a sister company to Hachette Livre.
The 2019 Sheikh Zayed Book Award winner in Children’s Literature counsels the publishing industry to stop ‘riding the wave’ of typical entertainment and promote issue-based reality in young people’s books.
The Kalimat Foundation has new initiatives to aid of young Arab readers in refugee camps and those who struggle with reading disabilities.
French-Canadian author Nicole Brossard is named the 2019 recipient of the Griffin Trust’s lifetime achievement award the honor to be conferred June 6.
In the UAE’s ‘The Year of Tolerance,’ the Sheikh Zayed Book Award ceremony honors writers and intellectuals from many countries and diverse backgrounds.
In an announcement made at Sharjah Publishing City this morning (April 25), Sharjah has been named the 2020 London Book Fair Market Focus.
A political science professor at Montreal’s McGill University wins the grand prize in the CBC’s Short Story awards cycle for 2019, with a work that includes immigration and questions of duty in its narrative.
In its newly commissioned stage production, the emirate Sharjah has opened its year as UNESCO’s World Book Capital with a new tale for the ancient canon of the Arabian Nights.
Lebanon-born Hoda Barakat wins the 2019 International Prize for Arabic Fiction for her ‘The Night Mail,’ which is to be published by Oneworld in 2010 in English.
Amid Wattpad’s April shower of deal announcements, Singapore’s Mediacorp signs on for screen development, and the Philippines’ Andrea Pasion-Flores talks about Anvil’s new co-produced imprint.