Acclaimed novelists and storytellers from the Arab world discussed the art of turning the written word into film at a forum during the Sharjah International Book Fair 2019 last night called “Screenwriting”.
His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, honoured Lebanese author and critic Dr Yumna Al Eid (also known as (Hikmat Sabbagh), as the ‘Cultural Personality of the Year’ during the inaugural ceremony of SIBF 2019 on Wednesday.
The reading habit in Turkey is alive and kicking. More Turks are turning to fiction and novel simply because they do not have interest in the propaganda war waged by the Turkish media, said Nobel Prize winning author Orhan Pamuk.
In a bid to reinforce Sharjah’s cultural ties with the Gulf and the wider Arab world, Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) is participating in the 25th edition of Muscat International Book Fair, organised by the Omani Ministry of Heritage and Culture, from February 22 – March 2.
Mention the word “book” and the name of Sharjah flashes in everyone’s mind instantly. The reasons are obvious. The Emirate has been taking extraordinary measures
Offering more than three million books at heavily discounted prices of 50-80 per cent off recommended retail price, the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale is free and open to all for 24 hours a day, giving Dubai communities an unparalleled opportunity to engage with booksellers and purchase their favourite books at affordable prices.
Organised by IFEMA and promoted by the Spanish Association of Publishers Guilds (FGEE), the fair will be witnessing the participation of 11,200 professional visitors, 458 companies, over 300 journalists and media outlets, and 51 countries.
It’s a dream come true for the UAE’s booklovers and cultural enthusiasts as they will come face to face with the literary world’s greatest during the Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF 2019), which will be held from Oct.30–Nov.9.
To develop young students as writers and hone their skills, the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Centre (HHC) has recently launched a “short story writing competition” for students.
Renowned Indian poet-lyricist Gulzar said that the Jallianwala Bagh massacre was an event of great vigour and enthusiasm for the Indian independence movement. But, he lamented, the 100th anniversary of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre, which fell on April 13, 2019, didn’t receive the attention and respect it deserved.