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Festival Reading Groups

The Arabic and English Festival Reading Groups meet once a month at the World Trade Club, 33rd Floor of Dubai World Trade Centre Tower, to discuss the books of authors attending the upcoming Festival. More books will be announced once we reveal the 2017 Festival authors, but if the books announced so far catch your eye then visit the Reading Group pages for more information and to register.

Festival Reading Group – Arabic

August 30 – A Small Death by Mohammed Hassan Alwan
September 27 – Death is Hard Work by Khaled Khalifa
October 25 – Knights and Priests by Monther Al Kabbani
November 29 – Knights and Priests trilogy by Monther Al Kabbani
December 27 – The Maps of Wondering by Bothayna Wail Al Essa
December 27 – The Maps of Wondering by Bothayna Wail Al Essa
January 31 – Just like Icarus by Ahmed Khaled Tawfik
February 15 – Knights and Priests trilogy by Monther Al Kabbani
February 28 – Hepta by Mohamed Ahmed Sadek

Festival Reading Group

Dates and titles for 2016-17:

May 18 – Everyone Brave is Forgiven by Chris Cleave
July 20 – The Death of an Owl by Paul and Piers Torday
August 17 – The Kindness of Enemies by Leila Aboulela
September 21 – Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future by Ashlee Vance
October 19 – A Boy Made of Blocks by Keith Stuart
November 16 – The Angels Die by Yasmina Khadra
December 7 – The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra by Vaseem Khan
January 11 – Mr Gandy’s Grand Tour by Alan Titchmarsh
February 22 – The Last Minute by Eleanor Updale; A Cartographer Tries to Map a way to Zion by Kei Miller

Children’s Reading Group at Costa Arabian Ranches

Dates and books for 2016-17:

September 24 – Attack of the Blobs by Tanya Landman
October 29 – Last Wild by Piers Torday
November 26 – The Parent Agency by David Baddiel
January 21 – The Secret of Nightingale Wood by Lucy Strange
February 18
April 22

The Children’s Reading Group is aimed primarily at primary school pupils in years 5 and 6 (10 to 12 year-olds) and will meet monthly during term time to discuss books by authors who will attend the 2017 Emirates Airline Festival of Literature. If you would like to register your child to attend please visit the Children’s Reading Group page and sign up!


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