The upcoming Bologna Children’s Book Fair program will include instructional sessions set up by the Bologna Book Plus team.
Elements of the traveling exhibition unit of Bologna Children’s Book Fair are in both the United Arab Emirates and Qatar this week.
The Egyptian-Canadian author of ‘American War’ takes the CA$100,000 Scotiabank Giller Prize, as Aspen Words longlists his ‘What Strange Paradise.’
BIEF’s program in Paris has brought Arab publishers into meetings and visits with French counterparts to exchange experiences, books, and viewpoints.
Jonathan Wright’s translation of Saud Alsanousi’s novel involving guest workers in the Gulf takes the 12-year-old Banipal Trust’s award.
Lebanon’s Nasser Jarrous has been fostering understanding between the Arab World and the West by helping open ‘closed markets,’ such as Qatar and Saudi Arabia.
The Sheik Hamad Award for Translation and International Understanding, from Qatar, is bestowing more than a $1m in prize money over 5 categories.
Nathan Hull of Mofibo describes why he believes the Middle East and North Africa offer vast potential for publishers looking to expand internationally.
A vigorous program is in place to enhance the literary life of Qatar, including strong investment in the National Library and support for publishers.
Though the Doha International Book Fair opened under the cloud of the killings in France, it proved interest in reading is growing in the oil rich country.
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