‘The Water Diviner’ wins the US$50,000 International Prize for Arabic Fiction purse, plus translation, for the Omani novelist Zahran Alqasmi.
Abu Dhabi: The Golden Narrative Award’s New Higher Committee
As its book fair nears, the Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Centre names the Golden Narrative Award’s higher committee.
In London, Richard Charkin: ‘A Publishing House Is a Field’
‘There can be little doubt that God or fate or luck play a significant part in the success of any publishing endeavor,’ writes Richard Charkin.
At Canada’s Wattpad, Publishing Chief Ashleigh Gardner Steps Down
Ashleigh Gardner’s departure after a decade at Wattpad underlines the trajectory of the platform’s evolution since 2013.
Hakawati’s Karim Beidoun: Abu Dhabi Congress Interview
The CEO and content chief of Hakawati looks for ‘themes and topics that resonate with people everywhere.’
Amazon’s Rafid Fatani on Artificial Intelligence: Abu Dhabi Congress Interview
The debate around AI comes to the Abu Dhabi Congress on Publishing and Creative Industries with Amazon Alexa’s ‘Dr. Raf’ onstage.
Edutainment Entrepreneur Luma Al Adnani: Abu Dhabi Congress Interview
With a strong vote for fun in learning, Adam wa Mishmish’s co-founding CEO, Luma Al Adnani, discusses the efficacy of edutainment.
In London: The British Book Awards Honor Salman Rushdie
Near the conclusion of the British Book Awards’ gala evening in London, the ‘Nibbies’ offer an unexpected honor for Salman Rushdie.
Screenwriter and Author Ahmed Mourad: Abu Dhabi Congress Interview
The Egyptian screenwriter Ahmed Mourad will speak in an the Congress of Arabic Publishing and Creative Industries on Arabian fantasy.
Sheikh Zayed Book Award Names Omar Khairat Its Cultural Personality
Admired for his music that uses both Western and Oriental instrumentation, Egypt’s Omar Khairat is honored by the Sheikh Zayed Book Award.