Iraq Pavilion at Venice Biennale shuts in solidarity with protesters

DUBAI - Iraq is currently in the midst of ongoing anti-government protests that have claimed the lives of more than 260 Iraqis since they erupted earlier this month. In a show of solidarity, the Iraq Pavilion at the Venice Biennale has shut down. Initially set to run until Nov. 24, the exhibition e


Germany to be guest of honour at 2021 Abu Dhabi Book Fair

Germany will be the guest of honour at the 2021 Abu Dhabi International Book Fair. The announcement was made on October 17 in the Abu Dhabi pavilion, as part of the Frankfurt International Book Fair. On hand to sign the agreement was Saif Ghobash, undersecretary of Department of Culture and Touris


Margaret Atwood, Bernardine Evaristo Win Booker Prize

  The judging panel for the Booker Prize in London named Canadian writer Margaret Atwood and British author Bernardine Evaristo on Monday as the winners of the prestigious literary award. Despite the fact that the rules of the competition say that the award may only be bestowed on a single


How the UAE's literary scene is playing a starring role at Madrid's Liber International Book Fair

Emirati actor and playwright Habib Ghuloom will appear as part of the Liber International Book Fair in the Spanish capital Madrid. Running from Wednesday, October 9 to Friday, October 11, the fair is a major event in the publishing calendar, bringing together some of the leading publishers and auth


Early Van Gogh works auctioned in Belgium

Two early works by Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh were auctioned in the Belgian city of Ghent on Sunday, fetching near estimate prices that the organizer said were bargains. The first work, a watercolor of flowers, was snapped up for 220,000 euros ($240,000), slightly more than expected, auctioneer


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