Update on 2010 Emirates Airline Festival of Literature

EAFL’s packed 2010 Festival program includes author sessions, workshops and entertainment for adults, children and teens. Held from March 10th-13th at the InterContinental Hotel in Dubai Festival City, the Festival is under the patronage of Dubai Culture &Arts Authority (Dubai Culture).
EAFL tickets are priced from AED 39 and can be purchased from the Festival’s official website- www.emirateslitfest.com. Simultaneous translation will be available for all author sessions.

More details to are to come, but for now here are some highlights:

  • A session on ‘Emerging Emirati Writers’ and the launch of Khaled Al Budoor’s collection of historic Emirati poetry, Looking Back with Love.
  • Conversations with two International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF) winners, Youssef Ziedan and Bahaa Taher.
  • A session of Arabic poetry, including Amjad Nasser, Iman Mersal and Samer Abou Hawwash.
  • Conversations with the Iranian graphic novelist Marjane Satrapi.
  • Imran Ahmad on the challenges of getting published post 9-11.
  • Nadia Fouda and Andy Smart on the challenges of translating The Gruffalo from English into Arabic.
  • Children’s storytelling events in Arabic by Nadine Touma, Taghreed Najjar and Fatima Sharafeddine.

One comment on “Update on 2010 Emirates Airline Festival of Literature

  1. Imran Ahmad says:

    It is such an honour to be invited to EAFL 2010 in Dubai.

    Please do take a look at my website:


    Best regards,

    Imran Ahmad

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