Beirut39 Spotlights Arab Writers Under 40

In Feature Articles by Olivia Snaije

By Olivia Snaije LEBANON: The UK-based Hay Festival has announced the shortlist of writers who will be part of Beirut39, a project that intends to give exposure to 39 of some of the most accomplished Arab writers under the age of 40. Hay had previously organized Bogotá39 in 2007, which identified talented young Latin American writers and introduced them to …

Bonus Material: Lebanon’s New Database for Arabic Publishing

In Discussion by Chip Rossetti

By Chip Rossetti A new collaborative online platform for the Arabic publishing industry, Mubtada wa Khabar, is expected to launch in advance of this year’s Beirut Book Fair, which runs from November 28 to December 11. The project is being developed by Yasmina Jraissati, founder of the Paris-based RAYA literary agency, and Nadim Tarazi, founder of Lebanon’s La Maison du …