After Frankfurter Buchmesse, the next major trade show, Sharjah International Book Fair, will feature Nobel winner Abdulrazak Gurnah.
Organizers have expanded the ‘Spotlight on Rights’ translation grants in 2021 in support for the book industry.
The 2021 doing of the Hay Festival online opens and closes with gala presentations, reportedly to be streamed from Hay-on-Wye.
Six titles are shortlisted for the 2021 International Prize for Arabic Fiction. Its recognized novels have been translated into some 30 languages.
The importance of Arabic in the scholarly world, our experts agreed, needs to be recognized by bringing more of it to the wider conversation.
With some events held outdoors for safety , the Emirates Airline Festival maintained a strong digital component.
At issue in Tuesday’s discussion from the Sheikh Zayed Book Award and Publishing Perspectives: The world presence of Arabic scholarly work.
Novels from Yemen, Tunisia, Morocco, Iraq, Sudan, Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait are on this year’s longlist.
The Syrian author Khalil Sweileh’s ‘Remorse Test,’ winner of the 2018 Sheikh Zayed Book Award in Literature, is to be translated into Ukrainian by Nora-Druk Publishers.
With internal staffing issues and the external pressure of the pandemic, the Hay Festival plans a second online iteration.