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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: Poetry & Spoken Word

Adnan Alaoda

Adnan Alaoda

Adnan Alaoda is a Syrian author, screenwriter, playwright and poet based in the UAE. His plays Read More

Afra Atiq

Afra Atiq

First female Emirati spoken word artist and slam poetRead More

Ali Khan

Ali Khan

Ali Khan first started writing whilst living in Damascus, Syria, in 2009-2010. He spent many a Read More

Amanda Calderon

Amanda Calderon

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

Ammar Bin Hatim

Ammar Bin Hatim

Performer at the Festival's Al-Mutanabbi Street readingRead More

Anne Brechin

Anne Brechin

Annie Brechin has published in The Wolf, Stand, Magma, Rising, B O D Y, Ink Sweat & Tears, Read More

Dana Dajani

Dana Dajani

Award-winning Palestinian actor and writer; performs as part of the Poeticians and FloeticsRead More

Danabelle Gutierrez

Danabelle Gutierrez

Danabelle Gutierrez is a vagabond, born in the Philippines and raised everywhere, she has been Read More

Ebrahim Bin Hatem

Ebrahim Bin Hatem

Performer at the Festival's Al-Mutanabbi Street readingRead More

Farah Chamma

Farah Chamma

Farah Chamma is a Dubai-born Palestinian spoken word poet. She started performing at the age of Read More

Frank Dullaghan

Frank Dullaghan

Frank Dullaghan holds an MA with Distinction in Writing (University of South Wales). He Read More

Hind Shoufani

Hind Shoufani

Palestinian filmmaker and poet, founder of the Poeticians collectiveRead More

Jill Dawson

Jill Dawson

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

Joan Scott-Minter

Joan Scott-Minter

Teacher and writer associated with the Festival as a moderator and performer at the Festival's Read More

Kei Miller

Kei Miller

Jamaican poet, writer, essayist and blogger; his 'The Cartographer Tries to Map a Way to Zion' Read More

Kevin Crossley-Holland

Kevin Crossley-Holland

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

Marie Dullaghan

Marie Dullaghan

Marie Dullaghan is a poet, writer, photographer, actor and musician. Her poetry has been Read More

Mark Fiddes

Mark Fiddes

Mark Fiddes is author of The Rainbow Factory, which was launched September 2016, and The Read More

Michael Cooperson

Michael Cooperson

Professor of Arabic at the University of California; has translated numerous works over the Read More

Mourid Barghouti

Mourid Barghouti

Internationally-renowned Palestinian poet and author of 'I Was Born There, I Was Born Here' and Read More

Robert Twigger

Robert Twigger

Author of fiction and non-fiction books including 'Red Nile: A Biography of the World's Read More

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