Children’s book writers should prioritize freedom, power, self worth, humor, kindness, love and hope, said authors at the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival.
Egyptian journalist and bestselling author Ibrahim Issa believes the Arab Spring has added religious oppression to the existing political hardships of the region.
The devout of all faiths adore their books. They mark their most cherished passages and pass them on to the next generation. Can the same ever be said for a digital edition?
Among the youngest writers to win the International Prize for Arabic Fiction, Saud Alsanousi writes about foreign workers in Arab countries in his book, The Bamboo Stalk.
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.
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.
Exiled Syrian Novelist Nihad Sirees, whose novel The Silence and the Roar is published in the US today, reflects on the role of a novelist in the midst a totalitarian state.
Mark Linz, the long-serving director of the American University in Cairo Press, died this month, but his legacy lives on in the editors, translators and publishers he fostered.
In 1948 some 70,000 books were looted from Palestinian libraries by the state of Israel. A new documentary considers their fate and the implications of intellectual occupation.