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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.

Hala Kazim

Hala Kazim

Emirati counsellor and coach, founder of My Private Collection and Journey Through Change and Read More

Hammour Ziada

Hammour Ziada

Sudanese journalist and writer of 'The Longing of the Dervish', which won the Naguib Mahfouz Read More

Harry Baker

Harry Baker

Author of 'The Sunshine Kid', UK Poetry Slam Champion, known for his wordplay and rhymesRead More

Hatoon Al Fassi

Hatoon Al Fassi

Columnist and historian specialising in women’s history and author of 'Women In Pre Islamic Read More

Heba Al Samt

Heba Al Samt

Started the first social virtual community called Emiratweet; initiated the UAE chapter of the Read More

Helen Macdonald

Helen Macdonald

Author of the bestselling memoir 'H is for Hawk', winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize and 2014 Read More

Hilary Crystal

Hilary Crystal

Co-author of three books on words and the English language including 'Wordsmiths and Warriors: Read More

Hind Shoufani

Hind Shoufani

Palestinian filmmaker and poet, founder of the Poeticians collectiveRead More

Hoda Barakat

Hoda Barakat

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

Holly Smale

Holly Smale

Award-winning author of the highly acclaimed 'Geek Girl', a humorous 6-book teen fiction seriesRead More

Humaid bin Thaiban Al Mansoori

Humaid bin Thaiban Al Mansoori

Humaid bin Thaiban Al Mansoori is an Emirati poet. He previously served as the Assistant Read More

Hussein Darwich

Hussein Darwich

Poet, journalist, columnist and founder of the Book Review programme for Al Bayan newspaperRead More

Ian Rankin

Ian Rankin

Author of the hugely successful Inspector Rebus series of Edinburgh-based thrillersRead More

Ibrahim Al Hashemi

Ibrahim Al Hashemi

Ibrahim Al Hashemi is the President of the Emirates Writers Union, which he has been a part of Read More

Ibrahim Ustadi

Ibrahim Ustadi

Ibrahim Ustadi is an Emirati theatre actor and radio presenter for Dubai Radio. He has a Read More

Iman Ben Chaibah

Iman Ben Chaibah

Iman Ben Chaibah comes with IT Management experiences of 8 years, heading technology Read More

Imtiaz Dharker

Imtiaz Dharker

Poet, artist and documentary film-maker awarded the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry; her Read More

Jacqueline Wilson

Jacqueline Wilson

Creator of unforgettable characters from Tracy Beaker to Opal Plumstead and is the UK's most Read More

Jamal H Iqbal

Jamal H Iqbal

A polymath that truly loves the arts, Jamal Al Iqbal is a creative director, film and theatre Read More

James Waterson

James Waterson

Author of a trilogy of books on the Middle East and a unique four-dynasty history of China Read More

Jasim Al	Ali

Jasim Al Ali

Human Resources Advisor to the Vice President and Managing Director of Dubai Media Incorporated Read More

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