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Art Dubai announces new format for March event

Art Dubai today revealed details of its March return to a physical event. For the first time, the fair will be spread out at major art spaces across the UAE. In addition to its home at Madinat Jumeirah, programmes and events will take place at the Sharjah Art Foundation, the Jameel Arts

'The Nest' Author Has New Novel Scheduled for 2021

The author of the million-selling debut novel “The Nest” has another story of family drama coming out next year. Ecco announced Wednesday that Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney’s “Good Company" will be published in May. The novel tells of a seemingly happy married couple whose


 SYLVIA PLATH You do not do, you do not do    Any more, black shoe In which I have lived like a foot    For thirty years, poor and white,    Barely daring to breathe or Achoo.   Daddy, I have had to kill you.    You died

'The Reckless Potter': New Kurdish-Syrian Novel by Adib Hassan Mohammad

After eight poetry collections and a critical book, Syrian-Kurdish poet and writer Adib Hassan Mohammad released his first novel "The Reckless Potter," which revolves around an important phase of the Syrian war. The novel tells the story of Saman, a Kurdish man who has no identity or nationality,

Thaer al-Nashef Describes Syrians' Woes in Three-Volume Novel

Thaer al-Nashef, a Syrian author who lives in Austria, wrote a new novel released by the Egyptian publishing house "Awraaq". The 1,816-page book entitled "Masghaba" (Famine) is composed of three volumes that cover the same subject, and describe the daily incidents of around 200 leading and second

Margaret Atwood honoured with Dayton Literary Peace Prize

Margaret Atwood, whose sweeping body of work includes The Handmaid’s Tale, a depiction of a nightmarish totalitarian future for the United States, is this year’s winner of a lifetime achievement award that celebrates literature’s power to foster peace, social justice and glo

C Pam Zhang flips the script of Wild West narrative in wholly original novel

The classic images of the American “Wild West,” of horse towns, savage yet beautiful landscapes and dastardly bad guys, are hardwired into global literature and cinema. We all grow up with romanticised tales of the frontier, where buffalo, Native Americans and, more pertinently, sharps

Lebanese writer wins prestigious French prize for first novel

PARIS- Lebanese novelist Dima Abdallah won the prestigious French prize “Envoyé par La Poste” for the year 2020 for her first novel “Mauvaises Herbes” (Bad Weeds), which narrates events of the Lebanese civil war through the eyes of a young girl and her father. Abdal

“The New Colossus” by Emma Lazarus

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,With conquering limbs astride from land to land;Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall standA mighty woman with a torch, whose flameIs the imprisoned lightning, and her nameMother of Exiles. From her beacon-handGlows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes com

Learn about the top 10 best-selling foreign novels

During the year 2018, many novels, which achieved widespread success among readers, topped the best-selling lists, and some of them were able to exploit their success by being translated into several languages ​​and spreading quickly among readers in various countries of the world.From the best-se

The Road Not Taken

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth;   Then took the other, as just as fair, And having perhaps the better claim, Because it was grassy and wa

Yemen wins the best “storyteller child” award at an international festival

Yemen participated in the international festival "Morocco of the Stories" organized by the Association for Education and Cultures in partnership with the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports Rabat Sal-Quneitra, with the participation of 37 countries, during the period from August 7 to September 4

British Museum Acquires 'Lost' Drawings of Japan's Hokusai

The British Museum said Thursday it had acquired 103 "lost" drawings from the 19th century of Japanese artist Hokusai, whose internationally renowned work includes the iconic "The Great Wave". The black-and-white drawings were composed in 1829, when Hokusai was 70, as illustrations for an unpubli

Saudi women launch the "Dialogue between Cultures" program

The “Women of Intercultural Dialogue Group” who graduated from the international fellowship program implemented by the King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz International Center for Interfaith and Intercultural Dialogue has launched - on a voluntary basis - a training program entitled “Dia

Saudi agency promotes digital literary dialogue

The Saudi Literature, Translation and Publishing Commission will organize 11 virtual dialogue sessions with leading intellectuals and thinkers as part of efforts to promote literature in Saudi society.Sessions will cover literary and intellectual topics related to the Saudi and Arab cultural scene

Kuwaiti writers welcome change to book censorship laws

Both Kuwaiti book lovers and authors are set to benefit from the latest change to the country's publishing laws. According to the Kuwait News Agency, the country's parliament approved an amendment to the publishing laws on August 19 that removes the need for regulatory approval for books before t

Uproar after France Nazi massacre site vandalised

French President Emmanuel Macron has condemned as "unspeakable" the defacing of a memorial at the site of one of the worst atrocities carried out by the Nazis in France during World War Two. Images of an inscription at the site in the village of Oradour-sur-Glane show the word "martyr" in the tex

Barjeel Poetry Prize aims to ‘encourage fresh engagement with Arab art’

The UAE-based Barjeel Art Foundation has launched the Barjeel Poetry Prize, inviting poets from around the world to respond to 20 works of 20th-century Arabic art from its collection. The prize is open to anyone aged 14 or over writing in Arabic or English, with categories divided by age group too

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