‘To create a reading culture on the way to a knowledge-based economy,’ as Seth Russo puts it, Ahmed Al Ameri’s Sharjah Publishing City will soon be open for business.
News from the Sharjah Book Fair: as the Publishing City rises in Sharjah, nearby Dubai gets a smaller Kinokuniya bookstore. And UAE libraries contemplate drone deliveries.
The Sharjah Book Authority is offering a 2 million UED ($563,000) prize for a book translated from Arabic, as announced at this year’s Sharjah Book Fair.
Ahmed Fahed Al Hamdan, President of the Saudi Publishers Association, calls the murder of Bangladeshi publisher Faysal Arefin Dipan an act of terrorism.
The fund, sponsored by the Sharjah government, implement reading projects for children living in Central Asia, and North Africa.
By Roger Tagholm Given that the ruler of Sharjah, His Highness Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, is fond of saying that the book is the symbol of his emirate, it was only appropriate that Bloomsbury UK chose to launch his memoirs My Early Life, with a lavish dinner at London’s very own temple of the book, the British Library …
• Sharjah’s International Book Fair, October 26 to November 6, emphasizes collaboration with western publishers. • Several new awards were bestowed at this year’s Fair to highlight excellence in English-language publishing. By Roger Tagholm SHARJAH, UAE: It was a good day for Chicago at the Sharjah International Book Fair’s inaugural international awards, presented by His Highness Sheik Dr. Sultan bin …
Having participated in programming at the Cairo fair, the Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Centre opens a new partnership and site redesign.
Five of the Sheikh Zayed Book Awards’ nine categories are represented in longlistings reported from Abu Dhabi to date, with more to come.
The new Africa Publishing Innovation Fund created by Dubai Cares and the International Publishers Association is making its first round of grants to African publishers.