As parts of Beirut struggle to rebuild after the August 4 explosion, the Sharjah World Book Capital Office has stepped in to help restore three damaged libraries.
Titles in our latest Rights Roundup are by authors based in Sweden, Canada, the UAE, Iceland, the UK, Ecuador, and China’s Sichuan province.
The Sheikh Zayed Book Award’s Dr. Ali Bin Tamim announces a restructuring and new members for the program’s scientific committee.
The 2021 Emirates Airline Festival of Literature in Dubai is planning ‘a mix of live physical events, probably staged outdoors, and online streaming.’
In examining what literary festivals are to mount digital renditions of their programming, the new association for those festivals “goes digital,” itself.
Looking to ‘safeguard publishers’ in the COVID-19 crisis, Bodour Al Qasimi and the Emirates Publishers Association announce new aid for the UAE industry.
Now in its 15th year of prizes, the Sheikh Zayed Book Award leadership is looking to surpass last year’s record level of submissions.
A timely development for literary festivals during the coronavirus pandemic, the new Global Association of Literary Festivals opens with more than 30 members.
In Malaysia as it launches its World Book Capital year under the restrictions of the pandemic, the city’s mayor quotes the Quran and ‘Winnie the Pooh.’
Sharjah’s 2019 World Book Capital concludes in a live stream from the UAE, after announcing grants from its new Access Sharjah incubator.