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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.

Badriya Al Shamsi

Badriya Al Shamsi

Novelist, narrator and poet, author of the award-winning 'Ambitious Mirror' short story Read More

Ben Crystal

Ben Crystal

Actor, producer and author of numerous books on Shakespeare 'Shakespeare on Toast – Getting a Read More

Brandon Sanderson

Brandon Sanderson

Fantasy author of 'The Stormlight Archive', the 'Reckoners' trilogy; chosen to complete Robert Read More

Brian Johnson

Brian Johnson

Award-winning architect whose accomplishments include Dubai Creek Golf ClubRead More

Carol Ann Duffy

Carol Ann Duffy

One of Britain's most admired poets and current UK Poet Laureate, best known for the Read More

Chris Carter

Chris Carter

Former criminal psychologist and musician, now author of the popular Robert Hunter crime seriesRead More

Chris Cleave

Chris Cleave

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

Chris Hadfield

Chris Hadfield

The first Canadian to walk in space, social media sensation with his videos from the Read More

Chris Haughton

Chris Haughton

Designer and award-winning children's author of 'Oh no, George' and 'Shh! We Have a Plan' who Read More

Christine-Jean Blain

Christine-Jean Blain

Born of Afro-Caribbean descent, Christine-Jean Blain is a storyteller. Whether writing poetry, Read More

Christopher Edge

Christopher Edge

Children's writer best known for the extremely successful 'Penelope Tredwell' series and the Read More

Con Coughlin

Con Coughlin

Defense Editor at the Daily Telegraph and author of several booksRead More

Cristina Mejia

Cristina Mejia

Colombian actress and school teacher who holds drama workshops to help children improve their Read More

Curtis Jobling

Curtis Jobling

Illustrator, animator and author best known for 'Bob the Builder', the 'Wereworld' series and Read More

Dana Dajani

Dana Dajani

Dana Dajani is an award-winning Palestinian actor and writer based in Dubai.Read More

Danabelle Gutierrez

Danabelle Gutierrez

Gutierrez is the author of I Long To Be The River and & Until The Dreams Come.Read More

Darren Shan

Darren Shan

Author of the bestselling 'Saga of Darren Shan', 'Demonata' and 'Zom-B' series, among others - Read More

David Allen

David Allen

Creator and author of the bestselling book on work-life management systems, 'Getting Things Done'Read More

DAVID CRYSTAL

DAVID CRYSTAL

Linguist, academic and author who has written more than 100 books on language, including Read More

David Melling

David Melling

Writer of more than 15 children's books and illustrator of 60, best known for his popular Read More

David Neild

David Neild

David Neild was born in Portsmouth in 1938, the second son of a Royal Naval Officer. In 1959 he Read More

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