Sharjah has gone beyond the canons to highlight the presence of women writers in Arab, Italian and International literature in a riveting discussion the emirate hosted as part of the ‘Sharjah Guest of Honour’ programme at the Turin International Book Fair (TIBF 2019).
A millennial who has targeted the Philippine presidency at age 55 believes the 1980s to 1990s-born would have their feet on solid ground — despite the easy life they are enjoying because of booming technology — if and when they are helped to look back to the past and fully comprehend what was.
An “accidental writer” believes the love for reading would make one treasure the craft of writing. She also believes that the love for writing entails a huge responsibility. That “accidental writer” is Dubai resident Danabelle Gutierrez who prefers to be called a writer more than a poet. “When you say poet, somebody has to call you that because I believe that is earned. I believe I am a writer.”
Australia on Monday criticised the treatment of a Chinese-born Australian writer detained by Beijing for almost a year and called for more details on his case, raising the prospect of renewed
Much admired and widely-read author Ruskin Bond, 85, believes that it's from a love of reading that a writer comes to a love of writing, and penning a book does not always translate to the author becoming immortal.
Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt has made a career of writing what she knows, from teaching about healthy body image to grappling with entering the real world after graduating college.
Forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs, also a popular crime writer and academic, was a big hit with her audience as she deftly demystified the world of crime and forensics with her intriguing and lighthearted banter, during a conversation led by her publisher, Kevin Hanson, at the 38th edition of the Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) at Sharjah Expo Centre.
A collection of 12 drawings by English illustrator and children's writer Quentin Blake, known for illustrating Roald Dahl's books, have gone on an online sale that continues till early June, starting Thursday.