The Arabic e-book market remains hampered by difficulties with display technology, piracy and censorship, problems that require new thinking, skills, and tools.
Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi won the $50,000 International Prize for Arabic Literature, commonly referred to as the Arabic Booker.
Literary scout Simone Garzella looks at what’s selling in the the Arabic book market how the region continues to evolve amidst some troubled times.
Do extravagant stands at book fairs make a difference? Are they a mere splurge, or might they spark the interest of an investor or catch the eye of an author or agent?
Egyptian journalist and bestselling author Ibrahim Issa believes the Arab Spring has added religious oppression to the existing political hardships of the region.
Chip Rossetti of the Library of Arabic Literature introduces an ambitious new publishing project offering classic Arabic texts to English readers for the first time.
In the Arab World a dearth of metadata poses unique challenges to retailers and publishers alike and is slowing the development of online marketplaces.
Lebanese-Canadian author Rawi Hage, a featured speaker at this year’s Abu Dhabi Book Fair, discusses his long, transcontinental path to becoming a novelist.
If you’ll be attending the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair and have a great story to tell, a big piece of news, or just want to say hello, let us know.
At the Abu Dhabi Book Fair, Emirati YA novelist Noura Noman and German children’s book writer Kirsten Boie spoke about the world of Emirati children’s literature.