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[28 Sep 2009 | No Comment | 340 views]

The 16th edition of le ‘Salon du livre francophone de Beyrouth’, previously known as ‘Lire en français et en musique’, will be taking place from October 22, 2009 to November 1st, at the BIEL exhibition center in Beirut.

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[24 Aug 2009 | No Comment | 129 views]

Yasmina Jraissati, RAYA agency for Arabic literature, will be attending the Frankfurt book fair on October 15th an 16th. See you there!

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[2 Jun 2009 | No Comment | 205 views]

Frankfurt 2004, London 2008, BEA 2009 all three international events featured the ‘Arab world’ as a focus – not to mention the Turin 2009 fair, which a couple of years after turning into an international event had Egypt as a guest of honor. The least we can say is that the ‘Arab world’ is getting a lot of attention in the international publishing industry, after having been reported missing for years.

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[18 May 2009 | No Comment | 278 views]

This year’s guest of honor of the Turin book fair was Egypt. At this occasion, and in light of Beirut World Book Capital 2009, several Italian houses publishing Arab authors had invited them.

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[17 May 2009 | No Comment | 114 views]

Yasmina Jraissati, RAYA agency will be attending the BEA from may 28th through 31st.

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[25 Mar 2009 | No Comment | 126 views]

RAYA, a Literary Agency for Arabic Writers

It is common practice at any large international book fair to find booths taken by literary agencies. The practice was unseen in Abu Dhabi until this year, when Yasmina Jraissati took a space to promote her new literary agency RAYA [Booth 3G02], which works exclusively with Arabic-speaking authors.  Based in Paris, the agency has ten authors under contract and Jraissati is looking to make some of its first deals here at the book fair.
Jraissati founded the agency in 2005 and now has ten …