Children take part in a workshop for little detectives at SIBF.
Although the good people at Sharjah Book Authority didn’t let the pandemic stop us from having SIBF20, it came with a new angle: the panels were online.
Noted Indian poet, novelist and musician Jeet Thayil asserted that the grand jury erred in their decision in splitting the 2019 Booker Prize between two authors. He stressed that the prize should have gone to Bernardine Evaristo and not to be jointly shared with Margaret Atwood.
There couldn’t have been a better platform than the SIBF stage to highlight the importance of reading to young students. And Mark Manson did it in his inimitable style.
Renewed allegations of racism at Buckingham Palace threatened to overshadow Prince William’s trip to the United States after campaigners said the palace needed to acknowledge a wider problem that goes beyond one member of staff.
Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has conferred the Medal of Independence of the First Order on Waravuth Pouapinya, Ambassador of Thailand to the UAE, in recognition of his contributions in enhancing UAE-Thai relations in various fields.
A couple found the envelope, which in addition to the wad of notes contained a withdrawal slip that included the man's address. They went to his home to return the cash in full.