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Kambuzia Partovi, Iranian Film Writer-Director, Dies of Coronavirus

Movie director Kambuzia Partovi, who scripted the only Iranian film to win a Golden Lion in Venice, died on Tuesday of the novel coronavirus, the country’s film body said. Partovi, one of the "most influential filmmakers of Iranian children's cinema", died in Tehran's Dey hospital aged 64,


His near-death experience helps him relate to Covid victims, says Pope Francis in new book

Italian newspapers published excerpts from the new book "Let Us Dream: The Path to A Better Future," on Monday ahead of publication next month. In the book, a conversation with one of his biographers, Briton Austen Ivereigh, Francis talks in some of the most personal terms to date about the time


The Anactoria Poem

Some say thronging cavalry, some say foot soldiers, others call a fleet the most beautiful of sights the dark earth offers, but I say it's what- ever you love best. And it's easy to make this understood by everyone, for she who surpassed all human kind in beauty, Helen, abandoning her husband&mda


Sulaymaniyah Book Fair ... "With prevention we accompany books"

The Corona pandemic did not prevent the authorities in the Kurdistan region of Iraq from opening the Sulaymaniyah Book Fair in its second session, in which Kurdish, Arab and foreign publishers are participating. The organizers called the exhibition "With prevention we accompany the books," and a


Lucie Brock-Broido, “Am Moor“

Am lean against.Am the heavy hourHand at urge,At the verge of one. Am the ice comb of the tonsuredHair, am the secondHand, halted, the velvet opera glove. Am slant. Am fen, the injureWind at withins,Stranger where the storm forms a face if the body stands enoughIn a weather thisCripple & this


Sharjah International Book Fair concludes on a high note

Few things give a person more comfort and relaxation than curling up with a book. It is his or her best companion, there is no substitute for that. To the child, a book transports him to a world of fantasy, magic and wonder; taking him to places in his imagination he never tread before. To the


‘Snow’ is a thrilling read about the abuse of power

John Banville, who won the Booker Prize in 2005 for “The Sea,” is a master of the sort of immaculate, stylish prose that continues to infuse “Snow,” his eighteenth novel.  Detective Inspector St John Strafford is sent from Dublin to Ballyglass


Rare books worth millions of dollars draw crowds at Sharjah book fair

While most booksellers at the 39th Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF), which runs from November 4 – 14 at Expo Centre Sharjah, have been witnessing more crowds than they anticipated, two of them have been witnessing a constant stream of visitors interested in rare and very expensive anti


12-year-old UAE resident launches debut novel

Winning a writing competition last year that offered a one-to-one mentoring in both writing and publishing a book is what kickstarted her writing project, said 12-year-old British author, Kande Summers, ahead of the launch of her debut novel at the 39th edition of the Sharjah International Book Fa


Egyptian short story master Said Al Kafrawi dies aged 81

One of Egypt’s greatest short story writers has died. Said Al Kafrawi passed away on Saturday, November 14, aged 81. The news was announced in a simple and poignant post on Al Kafrawi's personal Facebook page: “The great writer Said Al Kafrawi has passed away to Allah's mercy.”


Sharjah Book Fair readers can now find happiness through their passion for learning, says Iraqi author Yousif

The Iraqi author Yousif Al-Azawi, founder of Old Book publishing house, and member of the Publishers Association, has praised the Sharjah International Book Fair, in which he is participating for the first time. During Gulf Today’s exclusive interview with Yousif, he said, “The coordi


Rare Books Returned to Owners after 'Mission: Impossible' Burglary in UK

A trove of 240 rare books worth over $3.3 million have been returned to their owners after they were stolen in London by a gang of Romanian men who abseiled down from a warehouse ceiling to avoid setting off alarms. The men, who were jailed in Britain last month, were dubbed the “Mission: I


British chef Jamie Oliver releases his new cookbook

Jamie Oliver knows one of the biggest obstacles home cooks face isn't the drudgery of shopping, the chore of chopping or the mess of washing up. Its delivery apps. What he calls the Uber-ization of the food industry has led to tired families just ordering dinner for delivery or pickup. "It’


Sharjah Ruler orders the purchase of Dh10 million worth of books from annual book fair

A helping hand has been extended to publishers participating at this year’s Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF), in a bid to help stabilise the regional publishing industry after the unprecedented events of this year. More than Dh10 million worth of books are set to be purchased from pub


Sales of Harris's books rise after her election as US vice president

After being elected as the new vice president of the United States, sales of all the books that Kamala Harris wrote or revolved around jumped. Four of the ten best-selling books on Amazon were either written by Kamala or on her behalf. The books include a book she wrote for children titled &ldqu


'Son of Nobody': What is 'Life of Pi' author Yann Martel's next novel about?

Life of Pi author Yann Martel is “nearly finished” with his next book, Son of Nobody, a fragmentary novel inspired by Homer’s Iliad that offers an alternative perspective of the Trojan War. “I’m days away from sending it to my agent, who’ll then send it off to


homage to my hips

these hips are big hips they need space to move around in. they don't fit into little petty places. these hips are free hips. they don't like to be held back. these hips have never been enslaved,    they go where they want to go they do what they want to do. these hips are


Egypt's General Authority for Cultural Palaces Releases New Titles

The General Authority for Cultural Palaces has released 40 new titles including poetry collections, novels, plays, and critical and philosophic studies, in addition to documentary books. The Literary Voices series is composed of nine poetry collection including Multicolor T-shirt by Poet Amjad Ray




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