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The International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF) has today, Monday 16 January 2017, revealed the longlist of 16 novels in contention for the 2017 prize. The novels selected were chosen…

Dubai, 16 January 2017: Tickets are now on sale for the ninth Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, the annual literary extravaganza that brings a host of top authors to Dubai….

Dubai, 8 January, 2017: The Emirates Literature Foundation, in partnership with the General Secretariat of The Executive Council of Dubai, will host the Dubai International Publishing Conference from 5-6 March…

‘…Sustainable efforts to promote reading and culture among community members’ – Abdulla Abdul Rahman Al Shaibani ‘We are inspired by the UAE Government’s ongoing commitment to and support for all…

Dubai, 12 December 2016: Who better to receive an award that is deeply rooted in literature than journalists? They work tirelessly to bring the news, good and bad, to everyone,…

Emirates Airline Festival of Literature Partners with Dubai International Film Festival on the Journey from Page to Screen Dubai, 4 December 2016: Emirates Airline Festival of Literature and Dubai International…

Dubai, 30 November, 2016: His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minster of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, dedicated this year’s edition of the UAE…

Dubai, 23 November 2016: Organisers for the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature have released the names of more authors for the 2017 Festival. Among the new additions, Syrian screen writer…

Dubai, 07 November, 2016: The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature was declared the Favourite Festival of Dubai at last night’s What’s On Awards 2016. This marks the event’s second accolade…

Emirates Literature Foundation Hosts Fourth Successful Arabic Language Week Dubai, 24 October, 2016: In honour of the UAE Month of Reading, the Emirates Literature Foundation held an Arabic Language Week…

The 2017 Author Line Up For Emirates Airline Festival of Literature Announced Dubai, 19 October, 2016: The journey to Emirates Airline Festival of Literature 2017 began today with the official…

Dubai, 20 October, 2016: The Emirates Literature Foundation, in partnership with The Executive Council of Dubai, hosts the Dubai Translation Conference from 20-22 October 2016. The event celebrates the ideals…

Dubai, 11 October, 2016: The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature’s popular interactive competitions for school-children are back. The Readers’ Cup and Qasidah par Coeur competitions give students the chance to…

Fifth Edition of Montegrappa and Emirates Airline Festival of Literature Competition Launches Today Dubai, 5 October, 2016: Aspiring adult novelists in the UAE have the chance to take their first…

Dubai, 26 September, 2016: The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature picked up another accolade today, winning Best Family Friendly Day Out at the Time Out Dubai Kids Awards 2016. Isobel…

Dubai, 20 September, 2016: The inspiring work of the UAE’s top school librarians will be celebrated with a new award from the Emirates Literature Foundation and The Executive Council of…

Dubai, 15 May, 2016: The next generation of Arabic writers in the Emirates were given an exclusive insight into the creative writing process at a motivational workshop on Thursday, 12…

The honoring ceremony came during the third annual alumni reunion at Zayed University Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates- April 12, 2016: Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna Bint Khalid Al Qasimi, Minister…

Dubai, 2 March, 2016: The Emirates Literature Foundation is proud to announce that Shahd Thani is the winner of its first Mentorship Programme. Award-winning fiction writer Liz Fenwick will be…

Unity through Diversity Dubai, 11 November, 2015: Join the Dubai International Writers’ Centre as we celebrate our first anniversary. For one night only, authors, poets and speakers from and residing…

Dubai, 28 September, 2015: Meet the man behind an incredible story of redemption and astonishing endurance at the Dubai International Writers’ Centre. As part of the Emirates Literature Foundation’s continued…

Dubai, 31 August, 2015 : The fear of speaking in public is very real, but with the right tips and tricks that fear can be diminished. Lea Sellers, former BBC…

Dubai, 17 August, 2015 : Do you have a story to tell about the UAE or Emirati culture but you don’t know where to start? Emirates Literature Foundation is offering…

Dubai, 22 June, 2015: Are your children looking for a challenge this summer? Look no further than the Dubai International Writers’ Centre Children’s Creativity Camps. Over four days, 8-12 year…

Dubai, 14 June, 2015: Looking to stay busy this summer? The Dubai International Writers’ Centre has an exciting line-up of summer writing workshops for children from LendMeYourLiteracy, the leading global…

Dubai, 11 May, 2015: It is with great sorrow that we announce the passing of Sir Maurice Flanagan, trustee of the Emirates Literature Foundation. Isobel Abulhoul, CEO of the Emirates…

Dubai, 4 February, 2015: Unlock the secrets and unearth new stories from the classic series The Arabian Nights with internationally-renowned Arabist, Robert Irwin at the Dubai International Writers’ Centre. Irwin…

Dubai, 31 December, 2014: Dubai International Writers’ Centre announced the start of their Writer-in-Residence programme today with travel writer Tim Mackintosh-Smith confirmed to join from January 14 till February 1,…

Dubai, 20 November 2014: Students from 12 schools across Dubai took part in the first Cultural Ambassadors’ Writing Workshop at Dubai International Writers’ Centre yesterday.  The workshop was hosted by…

Dubai, 3 November, 2014: A new cultural landmark celebrating the written and spoken word opens its doors today in the historic heart of Dubai. The Dubai International Writers’ Centre (DIWC),…

Dubai, 3 November, 2014: Poetry enthusiasts are in store for a feast with the first Nabati Poetry Conference, held by the Dubai International Writers’ Centre (DIWC), the latest initiative of…

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