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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.

Dalia Dogmoch Soubra

Dalia Dogmoch Soubra

Food presenter, columnist and entrepreneur; author of ‘Food, Love and Life from 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

David Heard

David Heard

Longtime UAE resident and author of 'From Pearls to Oil', a history of the region and the Read More

Dr Abdulla Karam

Dr Abdulla Karam

Dr Abdulla Al Karam is Chairman of the Board of Directors and Director General of the Knowledge 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

Ebrahim Bin Hatem

Ebrahim Bin Hatem

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

Eleanor Updale

Eleanor Updale

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

Eman Talal Alsayed

Eman Talal Alsayed

Eman Talal Alsayed’s student film The Choice was nominated for best Emirati short film at the Read More

Emily Grossman

Emily Grossman

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

Eric Van Lustbader

Eric Van Lustbader

Bestselling thriller and science fiction author; his works include the Ninja Cycle, the Pearl Read More

Eve White

Eve White

Eve White worked as an actor for twenty years before setting up her own literary agency in Read More

Fakhra AlMansouri

Fakhra AlMansouri

Emirati game designer who founded the independent gaming studio Hybrid Humans, which produced Read More

Farah Chamma

Farah Chamma

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

Fatima Sharafeddine

Fatima Sharafeddine

Award-winning writer and translator of over 120 books for children and young adults; her books Read More

Frances Hardinge

Frances Hardinge

Author of quirky children's books including the 2015 Costa Book of the Year, 'The Lie Tree'Read More

Francesca Simon

Francesca Simon

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

Francis Matthew

Francis Matthew

Francis Matthew is the Editor-at-Large of Gulf News, where he writes on UAE and GCC social and Read More

Frank Dullaghan

Frank Dullaghan

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

Frank Gardner

Frank Gardner

BBC journalist with long experience reporting from the Middle East, author of 'Blood and Sand' Read More

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