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The authors for the 2017 Emirates Airline Festival of Literature have now been announced! More than 140 top authors from around the world will gather in Dubai on March 3-12 2017 for 10 days of literary activity.

Author Tag: children

Abi Elphinstone

Abi Elphinstone

Author of a trilogy of young adult books featuring the irrepressible heroine, Moll PecksniffRead More

Abir Wakill

Abir Wakill

Choreographer and school administrator; appearing at the Festival as part of ArabramaRead More

Amal Farah

Amal Farah

Amal Farah is an author, poet, literary consultant, journalist and editor. She is the Read More

Amanda Calderon

Amanda Calderon

Poet based in New York whose work has been published in a number of poetry journalsRead More

Andy Stanton

Andy Stanton

Author of the popular children's series Mr Gum, and 'The Story of Matthew Buzzington'Read More

Candy Gourlay

Candy Gourlay

Award-winning author of 'Tall Story', and more recently, 'Shine'Read More

Dr Ahmed Al Shoaibi

Dr Ahmed Al Shoaibi

Engineer who was moved by the UAE martyrs in Yemen to write a collection of short stories about Read More

Eleanor Updale

Eleanor Updale

Author of the bestselling Montmorency series for children, 'Johnny Swanson', the award-winning Read More

Emily Grossman

Emily Grossman

Molecular biology and genetics expert, television presenter, speaker and trainer; author of Read More

Francesca Simon

Francesca Simon

Writer of fifty books for children, many featuring the infamous Horrid Henry; her latest book Read More

Ibtihaj Al Harthi

Ibtihaj Al Harthi

Omani artist, illustrator and author of the 2015 Etisalat Award-winning 'Mah and Me' and, more Read More

Jon Klassen

Jon Klassen

Award-winning canadian animator, writer and illustrator of children's books, including the Hat Read More

Julia Johnson

Julia Johnson

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

Kevin Crossley-Holland

Kevin Crossley-Holland

Children's author, poet and translator; his most recent books include 'The Riddlemaster', Read More

Lucy Hawking

Lucy Hawking

Co-creator, with her father, physicist Stephen Hawking, of the George Greenby series that helps Read More

Lucy Strange

Lucy Strange

Teacher and children's author who earned a book deal after winning second place at the 2014 Read More

Maitha Al Khayat

Maitha Al Khayat

Emirati author and illustrator of several children's picture books in Arabic including the Read More

Michael Foreman

Michael Foreman

Renowned author and illustrator of many books for children and adults, most recently the Read More

Nadia Hohn

Nadia Hohn

Writer, blogger, artist and musician who intersects different media to create her work; author Read More

Nadiya Hussain

Nadiya Hussain

Television sensation, winner of the 2015 Great British Bake-off and author of 'Nadiya's Read More

Noura Al-Khoori

Noura Al-Khoori

Noura Al-Khoori’s first book, Fanteer the Fluffy Flamingo, was published in 2013. The popular Read More

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