Bodour Al Qasimi met with UNESCO director-general Audrey Azoulay in Paris to discuss the coming Sharjah’s World Book Capital programming.
New recognition for efforts that Sharjah’s royal family and civic leadership have made, Sharjah follows Athens 2018 in the “World Book Capital” designation.
‘To create a reading culture on the way to a knowledge-based economy,’ as Seth Russo puts it, Ahmed Al Ameri’s Sharjah Publishing City will soon be open for business.
From Gulf News: Aimed at cross-promotion of each other’s cultural initiatives, the new Serbia-Sharjah agreement will come into play at book fairs.
A substantial uptick in submissions to the illustration exhibition, deepens the field for visitors and for visual artists working in children’s publishing.
The Sharjah Book Authority announces more information about the soon-to-launch ‘publishing free zone’ and its tax-free incentives for book publishers.
Embracing young people’s pleasure in technology, the Sharjah leadership experiments with a VR presentation of literature for children, based on the the life of the UAE’s founder.
The Sharjah Book Authority is offering a 2 million UED ($563,000) prize for a book translated from Arabic, as announced at this year’s Sharjah Book Fair.