The Iraqi author Yousif Al-Azawi, founder of Old Book publishing house, and member of the Publishers Association, says it is his first participation in the Sharjah International Book Fair.
The 11-day star-studded annual event will exhibit 1,566 publishers from 83 nations and will host Abdulrazak Gurnah, the 2021 Nobel Prize winner, leading TV series ‘Money Heist’ screenwriter among others.
"100 Great Indian Poems" is an anthology of 28 poems in 28 languages including Kashmiri, Bengali, Tamil and Urdu and boasts the works of legendary Indian poets like Mirza Ghalib and Firaq Gorakhpuri.
Folktales from the UAE share similarities with that of other nations and cultures, and must be adapted to the changing times.
In her keynote address at the fair’s Professional Publishers Programme, Sheikha Bodour commended its focus on translations which, she said, can play a key role in boosting global collaboration between publishers and within the arger publishing ecosystem.
Absorbed in focused reading or animatedly discussing books with each other, visitors to the Emirati Book Fair (EBF) can be seen exploring shelves stacked with titles by Emirati authors well into the final hours of the second edition, which concluded on Sunday, April 24.
Sheikha Bodour also congratulated the global publishing industry in attendance on truly understanding the role of ecosystem solidarity, especially in the past couple of years, and making a conscious effort to unite in its shared vision for the sector’s future.
The iconic House of Wisdom, a futuristic social and cultural hub in Sharjah, has been shortlisted as ‘The Library of the Year’ in the ninth edition of the International Excellence Awards organised by the London Book Fair (LBF).
The book paints an intimate picture of life in the Emirates through the memories, hopes, and ambitions of its inhabitants.
SBA held several meetings to present initiatives, projects and major events led by the Authority at the local and international levels, including Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF), Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF), and Sharjah Publishing City (SPC) Free Zone.