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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.

Meera Syal

Meera Syal

Television comedian best known for 'The Kumars at No. 42' and author of 'Anita and Me' and 'The Read More

Michael Dobbs

Michael Dobbs

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

Michel Bussi

Michel Bussi

Award-winning French writer of detective fiction and fifth most-read author in France with Read More

Mohamed Abid

Mohamed Abid

Mohamed Abid is a 13 year old Canadian-Algerian playwright. Born in Ottawa, Canada, in 2002, he Read More

Mohammed Al Ghafli

Mohammed Al Ghafli

Mohammed Al Ghafli is a visually-impaired Emirati radio presenter, broadcaster, actor and Read More

Morna McDonald

Morna McDonald

Actor, producer, workshop leader, drama teacher and founder of Little Pink Foot Productions in DubaiRead More

Muhsin Suliman

Muhsin Suliman

Muhsin Suliman is an author and playwright. He began by writing columns for newspapers and 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

Nadia Sawalha

Nadia Sawalha

Celebrity Masterchef winner, television presenter and author of 'Fabulous Family Food' and Read More

Neeta Bhushan

Neeta Bhushan

Member of the Indian Foreign Service; currently Deputy Chief of Mission at the Indian Embassy Read More

Nick	 Arnold

Nick Arnold

Best known and loved for his 'Horrible Science' and 'Wild Lives' series, that resonate with Read More

Noora Mohammed

Noora Mohammed

Author of 'Bad Blood', a novel about children forced to become adults too quickly and the Read More

Noura Al Noman

Noura Al Noman

Author of the Ajwan Trilogy, one of the few Arabic science fiction books for young adultsRead More

Noura Al-Khoori

Noura Al-Khoori

Children's author of 'Fanteer the Fluffy Flamingo'Read More

Nujoom Al Ghanem

Nujoom Al Ghanem

Award-winning Emirati filmmaker of 'Nearby Sky' and writer of 'Angels of Distant Longing' among Read More

Oscar Campbell

Oscar Campbell

Science teacher and chairman of the Emirates Birds Records Committee; was awarded Mubarak bin Read More

Peter Dale

Peter Dale

Enthusiastic wordsmith with an interest in cryptic crosswords; will be returning to the Read More

Petr Horacek

Petr Horacek

Writer, paper engineer and illustrator of numerous colourful picture books including 'The Mouse Read More

Professor Rafia Ghubash

Professor Rafia Ghubash

Professor Rafia Ghubash has a distinguished academic journey full of accomplishments and Read More

Rachel Billington

Rachel Billington

Historical fiction author of nearly 30 books for adults and children including the best-selling Read More

Rachel Hamilton

Rachel Hamilton

Dubai-based author of the award-winning children's books 'The Case of the Exploding Loo' and Read More

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