Set for completion in April, Sharjah’s new House of Wisdom facility is designed to bring legacy and digital library services together with social learning.
Alongside its public events, the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature aims to establish a Global Alliance of Literary Festivals with a conference for organizers.
Programming a major literature festival in 2020, says festival director Ahlam Bolooki, is about responding to the times: ‘We see questions.’
The World Economic Forum’s 50th anniversary week of meetings at Davos included a session on international philanthropy’s support for sustainability goals.
The Sheikh Zayed Book Award’s 2020 literature longlist includes work from Iraq, Sudan, the UAE, Lebanon, Egypt, Syria, Palestine, and Tunisia.
Five of the Sheikh Zayed Book Awards’ nine categories are represented in longlistings reported from Abu Dhabi to date, with more to come.
The Sheikh Zayed Book Award’s international outreach and activities in 2019 have resulted in new rights deals for some of its winning titles.
Of 16 authors shortlisted for the 2020 International Prize for Arabic Fiction, seven have been honored in the award cycles of previous years.
Backing ‘the journey of a historic cultural icon’ in Nairobi, the Sharjah World Book Capital program announces support for the McMillan Library restoration.
On the sidelines of the just-closed 2019 Sharjah International Book Fair, the IPA and Emirates Airline announce a new partnership.