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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.

Diana Darke

Diana Darke

Arabist and writer on Turkey and Syria, best known for her book 'My House in Damascus' and her Read More

Dom Joly

Dom Joly

British television comedian, best-known for his hidden camera show 'Trigger Happy TV', and Read More

Dr. Amal Belhoul

Dr. Amal Belhoul

Psychologist and Social Consultant at Watani Al Emarat FoundationRead More

Dr. Hessa Lootah

Dr. Hessa Lootah

Member of the Board of Trustees of the Emirates Literature Foundation; considered the first Read More

Fahad Almamari

Fahad Almamari

Fahad Almamari is an Emirati scholar and writer specializing in Arabic Literature and Heritage. Read More

Faisal J. Abbas

Faisal J. Abbas

Award-winning journalist, Huffington Post blogger and social commentator; currently the Read More

Farah Chamma

Farah Chamma

Dubai-born Palestinian spoken word poet and performer with the PoeticiansRead More

Fatima Sharafeddine

Fatima Sharafeddine

Award-winning writer and translator of over 110 books for children and young adults; her books Read More

Flora Rees

Flora Rees

Senior fiction editor at Headline Publishing Group; has edited several bestselling authorsRead More

Francis Matthew

Francis Matthew

Editor-at-Large of Gulf News and co-editor of two pictorial histories of the UAE, 'Building a Read More

Frank Dullaghan

Frank Dullaghan

He is a frequent reader at the Emirates Airlines Festival of Literature and one of its poetry judgesRead More

Freya North

Freya North

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

Garth Nix

Garth Nix

Author of several bestselling fantasy novels for young adults and children including 'Sabriel', Read More

Gavin Mortimer

Gavin Mortimer

Bestselling author and an award-winning historian of 'The History of the Special Boat Squadron Read More

George Mitton

George Mitton

George Mitton is a journalist and writer from the UK. By day, he edits Funds Global MENA, a Read More

Ghada Karmi

Ghada Karmi

Academic and author of a number of books revolving around life in Palestine including 'In Read More

Gill Hornby

Gill Hornby

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

Gill Lewis

Gill Lewis

Vet and children's author best known for her books related to animal life and the environment Read More

Grace Nichols

Grace Nichols

Award-winning poet of several collections including 'I is a Long-Memoried Woman' and 'Picasso, Read More

Hafidh Aman Thani

Hafidh Aman Thani

Founding member of Dubai Al Ahli Theatre and director of numerous plays including 'Travelers' Read More

Hajer Abdulsalam

Hajer Abdulsalam

Poet and actor who performs her poetry as part of the PoeticiansRead More

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