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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.

Jasim Al Kharaz

Jasim Al Kharaz

Award-winning Emirati actor with over 15 years of theatre, television and cinema experienceRead More

Jenny Colgan

Jenny Colgan

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

Jo Simpson

Jo Simpson

Executive leadership coach, speaker, facilitator and author of 'The Restless Executive'Read More

Joe Wicks

Joe Wicks

A sensation with a huge UAE following, he is known as The Body Coach with his popular online Read More

John Agard

John Agard

Award-winning playwright, poet, short-story and children's writer best known for his poem, Read More

John Julius Norwich

John Julius Norwich

Historian, travel writer, poet and television writer and presenter on several series about the Read More

John Man

John Man

Historian and travel writer specialising in China and Mongolia, author of Genghis Khan, The Read More

John McHugo

John McHugo

Arabist and author of the critically-acclaimed 'A Concise History of the Arabs' and 'Syria: A Read More

John Sampson

John Sampson

Professional musician, composer and actor, acclaimed for his musical performances alongside UK Read More

John Torode

John Torode

One of UK's best-known chefs and television presenters; host and judge of BBC1’s top-rating Read More

Jonathan Lloyd

Jonathan Lloyd

Chairman of Curtis Brown, one of London's top literary and talent agenciesRead More

Jonathan Meres

Jonathan Meres

Actor and award-winning author of children's books including the 'World of Norm' series and Read More

Julia Johnson

Julia Johnson

Author of more than a dozen children's books, including the acclaimed 'The Leopard Boy' and Read More

Julian Flanagan

Julian Flanagan

Julian Flanagan’s poetry has been published in magazines such as Ambit, Envoi, The Manchester Read More

Julie Lewis

Julie Lewis

Adventurer and personal development expert who led an expedition of UAE breast cancer survivors Read More

Justin Marozzi

Justin Marozzi

Writer of travel books including the highly-acclaimed 'The Man Who Invented History: Travels Read More

Kaltham Salem Abdullah bin Masood

Kaltham Salem Abdullah bin Masood

Kaltham Salem Abdullah bin Masood is a poet and journalist. Her column for Akhbar Al Arab, Read More

Kate Lord Brown

Kate Lord Brown

Author of the acclaimed historical novels 'The Beauty Chorus', 'The Perfume Garden' and Read More

Katie Hickman

Katie Hickman

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

Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor

Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor

Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor is a prominent and highly respected citizen of the United Arab Read More

Khalid Al Budoor

Khalid Al Budoor

Emirati modernist poet, film producer and co-founder of the Emirati Writers' UnionRead More

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