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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.

Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor

Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor

Chairman of the Al Habtoor Group and author of the award-winning memoir, 'Khalaf Ahmad Al Read More

Khaled bin Hamad

Khaled bin Hamad

Passionate animator and founder and manager of Moving Reflection Production; he is working on Read More

Khalil Ghadri

Khalil Ghadri

Khalil Ghadri is a Syrian composer and musician from Aleppo. He picked up the qanun at the age Read More

Laura Allais-Maré

Laura Allais-Maré

Founder and current leader of the SLOW FOOD convivium in DubaiRead More

Leila Aboulela

Leila Aboulela

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

Liz Porter

Liz Porter

Journalist and award-winning true-life crime author who writes about 'the real CSI'Read More

Lucy Hawking

Lucy Hawking

Co-creator, with her father, physicist Stephen Hawking, of the George Greenby series that helps Read More

Lucy Strange

Lucy Strange

Teacher and children's author who earned a book deal after winning second place at the 2014 Read More

Luigi Bonomi

Luigi Bonomi

Top literary agent who has launched the careers of many bestselling authors, including Festival Read More

Mai El Khalifa

Mai El Khalifa

Executive at Dubai One TV, DMI, and media coach with over two decades of business experience Read More

Maitha Al Khayat

Maitha Al Khayat

Emirati author and illustrator of several children's picture books in Arabic including the Read More

Major Arif Ali Bishoh

Major Arif Ali Bishoh

Major Arif Ali Bishoh is the Deputy Director of the Crime Reduction Unit of the Criminal Read More

Major General Mohammed Ahmed Al Marri

Major General Mohammed Ahmed Al Marri

Major General Mohammed Ahmed Al Marri is the Director General of the General Directorate of 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

Maria Conceicao

Maria Conceicao

Adventurer and founder of the Maria Cristina Foundation, which helps educate children in needRead 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

Martin Edwards

Martin Edwards

Classic crime fiction expert and award-winning crime author of the Lake District Mysteries and Read More

Maryam Alzaabi

Maryam Alzaabi

Born in 1990, Maryam Alzaabi is an Emirati graduate of Architecture and is an artist and Read More

Mehr Tarar

Mehr Tarar

Pakistani journalist and author of 'Leaves from Lahore'Read More

Michael Cooperson

Michael Cooperson

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

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