Better times are ahead, says writer Ahmed Khaled Towfik, who recently appeared at a Dubai literary festival: the Arab world is ready for science fiction, he says.
With programming for adult and children’s markets, the nine-day Emirate Airline festival in Dubai faces both the Arab world and internationalism.
The United Arab Emirates launches project to establish a Reproduction Rights Organization at a special forum in Sharjah led by Bodour Al Qasimi.
Stressing ‘intellectual momentum’ for Saudi Arabia’s younger citizens, the ministry of culture plans a complex 10-day program for the 2017 fair in Riyadh.
At a time when literary fiction has a chance to illuminate the struggles and needs of many, the leading Arabic fiction prize’s shortlist makes the point.
Asserting the value of ‘the voices of refugees, writers, and translators from the Arab world,’ the author-advocacy organization speaks out.
A new novel is based on the author for which the Jalal Al-e Ahmad Literary Awards are named. Bairami’s ‘Barren’ is set in 1982.
Egyptian author Adel Esmat wins Naguib Mahfouz Medal for his book on the plight of Egyptian Christians, as Reuters reports a bombing at a Coptic church in Cairo.
The American Library Association holds its third Sharjah conference for library professionals in the Arab world, cautiously worried at the US election news while pressing a transformative agenda.
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.