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Dubai, September 2018: The annual School Librarian of the Year Award has opened for nominations. Now in its third year, the Award champions the important role that school librarians have…

Dubai September 2018: Naturalist David Attenborough, novelist Kate Atkinson and historian Mary Beard will be appearing live in Dubai from The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival on…

Dubai, September 2018: An evening of Emirati poetry is to be featured at this year’s London Literature Festival, the first time that the art form has been included in the…

Annual Literary Event Concludes Most Successful Edition with Sold-Out Session Dubai, 10 March, 2018: Following ten days of literary celebrations, the 10th Emirates Airline Festival of Literature concluded on a…

10th Emirates Airline Festival of Literature Rewards Student Writers Dubai, 10 March 2018: The winners of the Oxford University Press Story Writing Competition were honoured at the 10th Emirates Airline…

Another Triumphant Year for the Chevron Readers’ Cup Concludes Dubai, 8 March 2018: Winners of the UAE’s annual book battle, the Chevron Readers’ Cup, were declared at the Emirates Airline…

Dubai, 7 March 2018: The annual Emirates Airline Festival of Literature poetry performance competition concluded today following an intense final round of the Emirates NBD Poetry for All competition. Winners…

‘For the Love of Words’ Celebrates Resurgence of Verse Dubai, 6 March, 2018: The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature held its landmark event, For the Love of Words, at Dubai Opera today….

Organized by The General Secretariat of The Executive Council of Dubai and Emirates Literature Foundation Dubai, 5 March, 2018: The winners of the Second annual School Librarian of the Year…

Annual Emirates Airline Festival of Literature Competition Winners Declared Dubai, 3 March 2018: Young poets were commended for their writing at the Taaleem Award for poetry prize giving ceremony held during…

Winners of Annual Emirates Airline Festival of Literature Writing Competition Announced Dubai, 3 March 2018: Five aspiring writers from the GCC were recognised at the annual Montegrappa Writing Prize award ceremony,…

Dubai, 3 March 2018: The wait is finally over as the winners of the third annual Costa Debate were awarded at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature. Participants of the competition…

180 Authors from 50 Nations Attend Annual Literary Extravaganza in Dubai Dubai, 1 March 2018: The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature began its 10th anniversary celebrations today with a spectacular opening event…

Dubai, 19 February, 2018: The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, one of the Arab World’s most beloved literary events, will be commemorating its 10th anniversary with the publication of a…

Dubai, 30 January 2018: The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, the Arab World’s largest celebration of the written and spoken word, and Middle East Film and Comic Con (MEFCC), the…

Competition to include non-competitive performance category for students of determination Dubai, 28 January 2018: Organisers of the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature are delighted to announce that Emirates NBD, a…

More than 200 Literary Sessions to Take Place in March Dubai, 15 January 2018: The complete programme of the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature is now on sale! Following the…

Dubai, 10 January 2018: Festival enthusiasts, mark the date in your calendars! Organisers of the region’s biggest literary event have announced that tickets will go on sale to the general…

Author Ian McEwan’s Modern Classic Makes MENA Film Premiere at DIFF Dubai, 4 December 2017: Following two successful instalments of Great Adaptations, the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature and Dubai…

Dubai, 26 November 2017: Following unprecedented demand, tickets for five more sessions for the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature children’s programme (1-10 March 2018) have now been released for sale….

Second Consecutive Win Announced at What’s On Awards Dubai 2017 Dubai, 9 November 2017: Reigning champions Emirates Airline Festival of Literature held onto the title of Dubai’s Favourite Festival at…

Emirates Literature Foundation Concludes Fifth Annual Arabic Language Week Dubai, 25 October, 2017: The Emirates Literature Foundation, in association with the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), conducted the fifth…

Dubai, 23 October 2017: The UAE’s annual celebration of the written and spoken word, the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, has announced its strongest ever line-up for its 10th anniversary event, which…

Annual Emirates Airline Festival of Literature Writing Competition Returns Dubai, 10 October 2017: The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature is pleased to announce the highly successful Montegrappa Writing Prize is…

Books Back in the Limelight as Annual Chevron Readers’ Cup Returns Dubai, 4 October 2017: Students once again have the chance to display their reading skills with the launch of…

Award Celebrates Innovative and Creative Impact on UAE Student Reading Habits Dubai, 1 October, 2017: Nominations are now open for the second edition of the School Librarian of the Year…

New partnership with Emirates Literature Foundation Announced Montegrappa Pens are proud to support the Emirates Literature Foundation (ELF) as part of a joint commitment to encourage literacy and a life-long…

May 2017, Dubai UAE Dubai-based writer and entrepreneur, Karen Osman has signed a 3-book deal with UK publishing house Head of Zeus. won the prestigious Montegrappa Writing Prize at the…

Emirates Airline Festival of Literature Student Competitions Now Open! Dubai, 22 May 2017: Young writers and poets in the UAE have a new chance to unleash their creative talents as…

A Small Death by Mohammed Hasan Alwan was tonight, Tuesday 25 April 2017, announced as the winner of the 10th International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF). The novel, published by…

Dubai, 17 April, 2017: Do murder mysteries tickle your little grey cells? Emirates Literature Foundation, in partnership with Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach, brings renowned poet and crime writer Sophie Hannah…

Dubai, 11 March, 2017: The annual Emirates Airline Festival of Literature rounded off nine days of literary excitement with a number of authors sharing anecdotes of their Festival journey. The…

Dubai, 11 March, 2017: After an intense campaign, the closing arguments for the Costa Debate are in. At a ceremony during the 2017 Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, the judges…

Dubai, 10 March, 2017: Avid readers battled it out at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature to be crowned reading champions. The Chevron Readers’ Cup wrapped up a successful sixth edition…

Dubai, 9 March, 2017: Students from across the UAE participated in the finals of the fourth annual Qasidah par Coeur Performance Poetry Competition at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, with…

Emirates Airline Festival of Literature 2017 Officially Welcomes Authors to Dubai Dubai, 8 March, 2017: The official Emirates Airline Festival of Literature Welcome Ceremony took place at the recently launched Etihad…

Reflections on Happiness and Positivity is the latest book by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai. Published…

Dubai, 6 March, 2017: The General Secretariat of The Executive Council of Dubai and Emirates Literature Foundation awarded the 10 winners of the School Librarian of the Year Award for…

Dubai, 5 March, 2017: The Dubai International Publishing Conference began today under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Emirates Literature Foundation, held for…

Dubai, 4 March, 2017: The fourth Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor Lifetime Achievement Award was conferred on His Excellency Dr Mana Saeed Al Otaiba at a star-studded ceremony during the Emirates…

Dubai, 4 March, 2017: Winners of the fifth Montegrappa Writing Prize were declared at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature 2017. Rebekah Heaney (What We Learnt at Number 9), Musfira…

Taaleem Award 2017 Winners Declared at Emirates Airline Festival of Literature Dubai, 4 March, 2017: Student poets in the UAE were rewarded for their creativity at the Emirates Airline Festival…

Oxford University Press Story Writing Competition Winners Announced Dubai, 4 March, 2017: A new generation of writers took their first steps on their writing journeys today at the Emirates Airline…

Dubai, 3 March, 2017: Dubai welcomes authors from 33 nations to Emirates Airline Festival of Literature 2017 today. The Festival takes place over nine days from 3-11 March and is…

Dubai, 1 March, 2017: The Emirates Literature Foundation today announced the top 14 school librarians shortlisted for the first School Librarian of the Year Award. Held in partnership with the…

Dubai, 28 February, 2017: The Emirates Literature Foundation, in partnership with the General Secretariat of The Executive Council of Dubai, will host the first Dubai International Publishing Conference from 5-6…

Lina LitFest, the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature mascot, together with the RTA mascot Salama, set off on an exciting journey yesterday to celebrate the Festival’s Children’s Programme. More than…

Dubai, 20 February, 2017: The highly anticipated 2017 Emirates Airline Festival of Literature takes place from 3-11 March during the UAE’s 2017 Month of Reading, with more than 180 authors…

Mohammed Hasan Alwan, Najwa Binshatwan, Ismail Fahd Ismail, Elias Khoury, Mohammed Abdel Nabi and Saad Mohammed Rahim have today, Thursday 16 February, been announced as the six authors shortlisted for…

Dubai, 9 February, 2017: Thousands of students in the UAE will have the unique chance to meet some of the greatest authors in the world at the Emirates Airline Festival…

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