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[8 Nov 2015 | No Comment | 103 views]
Hoda Barakat at Sharjah’s International Book Fair:  ‘Genres are not of writers’ concern’

Sharjah: It is not a writer’s job to categorise his or her book into any particular genre, it is for readers or critics to decide, a panel of Arab writers echoed during a literary session on the first evening of Sharjah International Book Fair 2015.
In a session on similarities between literary genres, a panel of renowned Arab writers Dr Shukri Al Makhbout, Fatima Sultan Al Mazroui and Hoda Barakat shared their thoughts on the similarities between genres and how writers are least bothered about the issues of classification of their …

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[6 Dec 2012 | No Comment | 45 views]

When asked about the challenges of selling world translation rights of Arabic fiction, one’s first response is naturally always focused on the potential acquirers. It is a fact that Arabic is not widely read in the international publishing industry, and this indubitably has consequences on the access non-Arab publishers have to Arabic literature

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[23 Jun 2012 | No Comment | 64 views]
The Guardian presents A Woman in The Crossfire, by Samar Yazbek, at Haus publishing

Samar Yazbek’s book just came out in English, at Haus publishing. The book’s translation was supported by the Sharjah Book Fair.
Below are excerpts of the review by Francis Beckett for The Guardian, June 22, 2012.

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[11 Nov 2011 | No Comment | 54 views]

For the 30th year, Sharjah is getting ready to welcome its international book exhibit. Starting on November 16th through the 26th, readers in the Emirates will be able to attend talks, events, and buy books from all over the Arab world and more.

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[14 Nov 2010 | No Comment | 56 views]

According to Ahmad Bin Rakad Al Amri, Sharjah Book Fair’s director, the 12 day long exhibition received 500,000 visitors this year

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[31 Oct 2010 | No Comment | 201 views]

By the year 2002, two key studies linking Arab human development to the book industry had been published: The UNESCO report on Arab book production and the Arab Human Development Report, ADHR.