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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: Fiction

Alan Titchmarsh

Alan Titchmarsh

Gardening journalist and writer, radio and television presenter and author of numerous fiction Read More

Annabel Kantaria

Annabel Kantaria

Daily Telegraph Expat blogger and winner of the inaugural Montegrappa Writing Prize for 'Coming Read More

April Hardy

April Hardy

April Hardy’s varied career has included touring pantomimes, children’s theatre and a summer Read More

Bothayna Wail Al Essa

Bothayna Wail Al Essa

Kuwaiti author of the bestselling 'I Grew Up and Forgot to Forget', 'The Map of Wondering', Read More

Charlotte Butterfield

Charlotte Butterfield

15 years ago Charlotte Butterfield was studying for her PhD in Women’s Literary Salons of the Read More

Eman Al Yousuf

Eman Al Yousuf

Emirati writer and columnist; her novel 'Haris Alshams' (Guard of the Sun) won first prize at Read More

Hamad Al Hammady

Hamad Al Hammady

Emirati novelist who has written novels featuring ground-breaking plots including 'Left Towards Read More

Jessica Jarlvi

Jessica Jarlvi

In 2016, Jessica Jarlvi was a runner up in the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature Read More

Jill Dawson

Jill Dawson

Bestselling author whose latest book, 'The Crime Writer', stars the brilliant but haunted Read More

Keith Stuart

Keith Stuart

Games editor for the Guardian; writer of 'Sega Mega Drive: Collected Works' and author of 'A Read More

Leila Aboulela

Leila Aboulela

Award-winning writer of 'The Translator', 'Minaret' and the upcoming 'The Kindness of Enemies'Read More

Mansoura Ez-Eldin

Mansoura Ez-Eldin

Egyptian novelist and journalist selected for the Beirut39 and the first Abu Dhabi nadwa; her Read More

Nadiya Hussain

Nadiya Hussain

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

Parker Bilal

Parker Bilal

Author of seven novels and numerous short stories and essays; writer of the Makana Read More

Patrick Gale

Patrick Gale

Author of 'Notes from an Exhibition', 'A Perfectly Good Man' and 'A Place Called Winter'Read More

Piers Torday

Piers Torday

Award-winning children's author of 'The Dark Wild'; he recently completed his father Paul Read More

Piyush Jha

Piyush Jha

Piyush Jha is an acclaimed film director, ad filmmaker and the author of bestselling Read More

Rabai Khalil Al Madhoun

Rabai Khalil Al Madhoun

Author, journalist and editor; his second novel 'Destinies: Concerto of the Holocaust and the Read More

Saeed Al Badi

Saeed Al Badi

Emirati author of several novels including 'Republics of Earth and Women', 'The Cursed City' Read More

Sue Moorcroft

Sue Moorcroft

Women's contemporary fiction writer who incorporates unexpected elements in her storiesRead More

Victoria Lustbader

Victoria Lustbader

Former editor and conservationist turned author of 'Hidden', 'Approaching the Speed of Light' Read More

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