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Friday 28 November 2008

Emirates Airline International Festival of Literature (Feb 26 09 - March 1 09)

November 28, 2008

by Suzan Abrams

Some wonderful things to expect from the UAE's first ever forthcoming International Festival of Literature, to be held in Dubai from February 26 to March 1 09 :

  1. Bridge-building and child literary between English and Arabic Language authors are set to be key issues at the UAE's first literary festival.

  2. A celebration and enjoyment of literature and reading with adequate translation services already planned.

  3. Several special programmes for children with authors visiting schools throughout Dubai.
  4. 60 Arabic-language and English authors will participate in the festival.

  5. Among the stellar cast, expect Orange Prize winner Chimamanda Adiche, bestselling Egyptian author Khaled Al Khamissi, Rajaa Al Sanea for Girls of Riyadh, Iranian-American writer Anita Amirrezvani for The Blood of Flowers, Simon Armitage, Margaret Atwood, Jung Chang for Wild Swans, William Dalrymple, Louis de Bernieres, Carol Ann Duffy, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Anthony Horowitz, Frank McCourt, Kate Mosse, Anita Nair from Kerala, India, Guyana poet Grace Nichols, Robin Sharma - one of the world's top experts on personal development, Penny Vincenzi, Tim Butcher and many more.

  6. Fringe performancs for anyone eager to participate with comedy, storytelling, poetry, slapstick, monologues etc. - (Please click on website underneath for application forms.)

EAUFL' s Official Website