Join us for this commemorative event in honour of Ounsi el-Hajj, one of Lebanon’s foremost storytellers who transformed language into a flower in his hands as a poet and philosopher.
Multi-disciplinary artists Maryam Al Balooshi and Eman Al Hashimi gather for a wide-ranging conversation about the storytelling potential of different artforms.
Sarah Al Sarraf discuss with Najwa Barakat how war proves fertile ground for sowing the seeds of great stories – and challenges us to remember the human stories at their centre.
Join trailblazing figure of Emirati literature Ali Abu Al Reesh for a delving exploration into his theories about literary narratives, cultural nuances and philosophical insights.
Award-winning Omani poet Aisha Al Saifi and Iraqi journalist, broadcaster and novelist Sarah Al Sarraf explore the fickle business of being a successful woman.
Join us for the launch of the English translation of Rose’s Diary, the 2022 International Prize for Fiction shortlisted novel by acclaimed Emirati author Reem Al Kamali.
Three of the Arab world’s most revered historical fiction novelists – Mona AlAli, Reem Bassiouney and Ibrahim Farghali – discuss the little-known moments from the past which inspired their latest books.
Ashraf Fagih and Somar Shehadeh gather for a conversation about the pitfalls of ambition and the importance of finding joy and purpose in life.
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