The 2011 EAIFL (Emirates Airline Festival of Literature)

The EAIFL (Emirates Airline Festival of Literature) returns Tues 8th to Sat 12th March 2011 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Dubai Festival City. The Festival creates a wonderful opportunity for UAE nationals, visitors and residents to meet famous authors, attend literary debates, listen to readings, participate in workshops, and experience the exciting fringe and children’s events. With simultaneous translation in all events, the Festival is a meeting of minds where ideas are shared and friendships are formed – not least among the authors themselves, who whether festival veteran or novice have praised the lively atmosphere and the diverse, intellectually switched-on audience.

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2011 Abu Dhabi International Book Fair

We look forward to seeing you at the 21st Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 15 – 20 March 2011!

For six days in March the ADIBF turns into the meeting point for all international and Arab publishers turning ADIBF into the nation’s biggest book shop for six days, offering all in attendance a unique chance to fill in the gaps in their libraries. Indeed, some schools and libraries loook forward to the fair to buy their entire book supply for the coming year. The program includes author lectures, book signings, poetry performances by local and international poets and a live daily cooking show.

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Longlist Announced – International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2011

Religious extremism, political and social conflict and women’s struggles emerge as key themes with the November 11th, 2010 announcement of the longlist contenders for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction 2011, one of the most prestigious and important literary events of its kind in the Arab world. The judging panel whittled down the longlist of 16 from a total of 123 entries, from 17 countries across the Arab world. Seven women make the longlist of 16, the highest number in the Prize’s history.

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Summer Reading Challenge!

Instead of a traditional Summer Reading list, we encouraged Kutub readers to enter an Arabic Literature Summer Reading Challenge!

The wonderful blog – ArabLit.WordPress.Com – brought together a few critics, professors, booksellers, writers and translators to suggest which five books they would recommend one must read “before you die.”  A reading-challenge winner was selected in August and sent a bundle of Arabic fiction new to English in 2010.

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2010 Palestine Literature Festival

2010 Palestine Literature Festival – May 1st to 6th –

The Palestine Literature Festival (PalFest) is an annual cultural roadshow, touring around Palestine.  Because of the difficulties Palestinians face under military occupation in traveling around their own country, the Festival travels to its audiences.

PalFest 2010 will run from May 1st to 6th and will tour to Jerusalem, Nablus, Jenin, Bethlehem, Hebron and Ramallah.

PalFest aims to bring world class cultural events to Palestinian cities; to give Palestinian students access to some of the finest authors working today, and to create a forum for the exchange of ideas and stories between writers, readers and students.

Etel Adnan: Reading and Book Signing

Our June feature author is speaking at the Beirut Art Center:

Etel Adnan: Reading and Book Signing
Wednesday May 5, 2010 from 7 pm to 9 pm

Beirut Art Center and Tamyras publishers are organizing an evening in celebration of the republishing of “Sitt Marie Rose” and “Au coeur du coeur d’un autre pays” (At the heart of the heart of another country) in French. A reading of selected texts will be followed by a reception and a book signing by the author of these two major Lebanese literary works.

Reading at 7 pm
Book Signing and Reception at 7.30 pm

For more information visit:
Opening Hours: From Monday to Saturday 12:00pm – 8:00pm
Address: Jisr El Wati – Off Corniche an Nahr. Building 13, Street 97, Zone 66 Adlieh. Beirut, Lebanon.
E: T: +961 (0) 1 397 018 / +961 70 26 21 12

إيتيل عدنان: قراءة وحفل توقيع

الأربعاء ٥ أيّار ٢٠١٠، من الساعة ٧ مساءً إلى الساعة ٩ مساءً

ينظِّم مركز بيروت للفنّ ودار تاميراس للنشر أمسيةً خاصّةً احتفاءً بإعادة نشر “الست ماري روز” و ‘Au coeur du coeur d’un autre pays’ (في قلب قلب بلدٍ آخر) بالفرنسيّة. قراءة نصوصٍ مختارةٍ يتبعها استقبالٌ وحفل توقيعٍ لمؤلّف هذين الكتابين المهمّين في الأدب اللبنانيّ.

القراءة عند الساعة ٧ مساءً
حفل التوقيع عند الساعة ٧:٣٠ مساءً

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