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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.

Sultan Al Qassemi

Sultan Al Qassemi

Emirati commentator on Arab affairs, influential social media figure and founder of Barjeel Art Read More

Tamim Barghouti

Tamim Barghouti

Palestinian poet, columnist and political scientist who gained fame for his powerful poem 'Fi Read More

Tamsyn Murray

Tamsyn Murray

Author of children's and teen fiction including the Completely Cassidy series and Harriet Read More

Tanya Landman

Tanya Landman

Acclaimed children's author who won the Carnegie Medal for 'Buffalo Soldier'; her latest book Read More

Thalia Suzuma

Thalia Suzuma

Editor and scout for The Literary Consultancy Middle East; published bestselling sequel to 'The Read More

Tim Jones

Tim Jones

Programme Director of the Future Agenda global open foresight project, which explores the Read More

Tom Callaghan

Tom Callaghan

Born in the North of England, Tom Callaghan was educated at the University of York and Vassar Read More

Vaseem Khan

Vaseem Khan

Author of the bestselling Baby Ganesh Detective Agency novels, which are set in India and Read More

Victoria Lustbader

Victoria Lustbader

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

Yasmina Khadra

Yasmina Khadra

Author of numerous award-winning novels including 'The Swallows of Kabul', 'In the Name of God' Read More

Yousef Ozair

Yousef Ozair

Director of the intellectual property rights – Dubai CustomsRead More

Zainab Ibrahim AlBlooshi

Zainab Ibrahim AlBlooshi

Award-winning Emirati folk poet; her collection 'Bahar Steen' was published in 2015Read More

Zeina Hashem Beck

Zeina Hashem Beck

Lebanese poet known for her performance poetry; her first collection, 'To Live in Autumn', won Read More

Zora O’Neill

Zora O’Neill

Author of the travel memoir 'All Strangers Are Kin: Adventures in Arabic and the Arab World', a Read More

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