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Emirates Airline Festival of Literature

The Arab World’s largest celebration of the written and spoken word and one of the world’s leading international literary festivals.

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Emirates LitFest: Student Edition

The Student Edition of the 2021 Emirates Airline Festival of Literature ensures that students still get to hear from the authors they know and love.

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Voices Of Future Generations

A writing project designed to empower young people to voice their hopes and dreams for a just and sustainable world.

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Kateb Maktub

A recent initiative focused on showcasing Arab authors in the global spotlight.

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Reading for Pleasure Project

Reading project designed to create lifelong book lovers across the nation.

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Literary Conversations Across Borders

New digital project hosts live debate between Emirati experts and leading international commentators

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The Global Association of Literary Festivals

Connecting literary festivals from around the world in a spirit of cooperation.

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Boundless Book Club

Tune in for lively conversations and recommendations about books and authors.

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#EmiratesLitFest YouTube

Relive past festival events and discover exciting debate on the subjects that matter now in our new virtual series.

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The Authors Speak

Vintage Litfest, interviews from top authors previously featured onboard the Emirates LitFest ice channel.

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ELF Blog

News, views, reading lists and more!

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Emirates LitFest Writing Prize

Aspiring novelists from the GCC are invited to submit a sample of their original unpublished writing for a chance to win a coaching session with an international literary agent.

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Looking Back at Past Events

From the Inside Out

Stories and personal reflections from the inmates of Dubai Central Jail.

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Tolerance Books

A joint project with the Ministry of Tolerance, celebrating young Emirati authors and illustrators by producing their work on the theme of tolerance in a series of fifteen beautiful children’s books.

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School Librarian of the Year Award

Celebrating the inspiring work of the best school librarians in the UAE.

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