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.
Hosting the Sharjah Book Fair under the prevailing pandemic conditions shows the emirates’ zealous commitment towards fostering literature and Arts (“Sharjah International Book Fair to host cross-cultural dialogue
The generous gesture of the Ruler of Sharjah comes this year as a much-needed contribution to sustain the book publishing industry as it was badly hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.
A word enters a person’s heart like a bullet. It might be small but each one is very impactful, says Kuwaiti author Mishel Hamad.
The exemption of rental fees for the publishing houses is valued at Dhs6 million.
The Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) has announced that it will continue to receive applications for the fourth edition of the prestigious Sharjah Translation Award ‘Turjuman’ until 1 September 2020.
SIBF has for the first time in its history, adopted a unique online-offline hybrid programming that promises to deliver a memorable mix of literary and cultural activities.
Guests and visitors at the 38th edition of the Sharjah International Book Fair were treated to an explosion of Mexican culture as a group of dancers in long, brightly coloured dresses offered a glimpse into their riveting culture, and displayed their fleet-footed talents as they kept pace with the rhythmic beats of the band of musicians accompanying them.
Children learnt that science can be wild, wacky and marvellous fun, at the Sharjah International Book Fair 2019, during the Little Detective workshop.
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.