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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.

Anne Brechin

Anne Brechin

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

Anthony Geffen

Anthony Geffen

BAFTA and Emmy award-winning factual film maker and producer; he has worked on numerous Read More

Anthony Seldon

Anthony Seldon

Political commentator, contemporary historian and author of 'Beyond Happiness', 'The Coalition Read More

April Hardy

April Hardy

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

Ashlee Vance

Ashlee Vance

Author of bestselling 'Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future'Read More

Awad Bin Mojrin

Awad Bin Mojrin

Head of the UAE Travelers team, which launched the Dubai Travellers’ Festival, winner of the Read More

Bader Najeeb Al Awadhi

Bader Najeeb Al Awadhi

20-year-old Emirati chef who has gained international recognition for his sumptuous desserts Read More

Badriah Al Bishr

Badriah Al Bishr

Badriah Al Bishr is a novelist and journalist from Saudi Arabia. A collection of her short Read More

Ben Miller

Ben Miller

Comedian and author of 'It's Not Rocket Science' and 'The Aliens Are Coming'Read More

Bernard Minier

Bernard Minier

Bestselling French crime writer of the Commandant Servaz series, 'Don't Turn Out the Lights' Read More

Bettany Hughes

Bettany Hughes

Award-winning historian, author and broadcaster who has written about Helen of Troy, Socrates 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

Bryony Gordon

Bryony Gordon

Feature writer and columnist for the Daily Telegraph; author of critically-acclaimed 'Mad Read More

Candy Gourlay

Candy Gourlay

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

Captain Abdulla AlSaadi

Captain Abdulla AlSaadi

Captain in the Dubai PoliceRead More

Carla Saad

Carla Saad

Singer-songwriter Carla Saad gave up a career in finance to pursue her passion for music. Under Read More

Carmine Gallo

Carmine Gallo

Internationally-admired keynote speaker, bestselling author and communication advisorRead More

Charlie Scott

Charlie Scott

Charlie Scott is books publisher at Motivate – one of the region’s longest 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

Christina Lamb

Christina Lamb

Sunday Times Foreign Correspondent, five-time Foreign Correspondent of the Year, author of Read More

Colm McLoughlin

Colm McLoughlin

In July 2011, Colm McLoughlin was named Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Read More

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