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The authors for the 2016 Emirates Airline Festival of Literature have now been announced! More than 140 top authors from around the world will gather in Dubai on March 1-12 2016 for two weeks of literary activity.

Author Tag: Contemporary Fiction

Annabel Kantaria

Annabel Kantaria

Daily Telegraph Expat blogger and winner of the inaugural Montegrappa Writing Prize for 'Coming Read More

Chris Cleave

Chris Cleave

Author of bestselling novels 'Incendiary', 'The Other Hand', 'Gold' and the forthcoming Read More

Freya North

Freya North

Award-winning author of novels featuring strong female protagonists, most recently 'The Way Read More

Gill Hornby

Gill Hornby

Author of 'The Hive', her debut novel, widely praised for its wit and insight into popularity Read More

Hoda Barakat

Hoda Barakat

Lebanese novelist who won the Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Literature for 'The Tiller of Waters', Read More

Jenny Colgan

Jenny Colgan

Author of romantic comedy novels such as 'Summer at Little Beach Street Bakery', sci-fi novel Read More

Katie Hickman

Katie Hickman

Critically-acclaimed novelist, travel writer and non-fiction author of 'The Pindar Diamond', Read More

Liz Fenwick

Liz Fenwick

Author of the Cornwall-set female fiction novels 'The Cornish House', 'A Cornish Affair' and 'A Read More

Maha Gargash

Maha Gargash

Emirati documentary filmmaker and writer of the acclaimed 'The Sand Fish' and 'The Other Me', a Read More

Marco Missiroli

Marco Missiroli

Italian author of 'Tailless', 'The Darkness on Him' and his award-winning 'The Sense of the Elephant'Read More

Michael Dobbs

Michael Dobbs

British politician and author of best-selling political novels including 'House of Cards', Read More

Nadia Al Najjar

Nadia Al Najjar

Winner of the Best Short Novel prize at the 2015 Emirates Novel Award for her book 'Cities of Read More

Saud AlSanousi

Saud AlSanousi

Kuwaiti novelist and journalist, whose novel 'The Bamboo Stalk' won the 2013 International Read More

Shukri Al Mabkhout

Shukri Al Mabkhout

Winner of the 2015 International Prize for Arabic Fiction for his debut novel 'The Italian'Read More

Susan Abulhawa

Susan Abulhawa

Author of 'Mornings in Jenin' and the upcoming 'The Blue Between Sky and Water' and founder of Read More

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