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Books transport us to new worlds every time we read. Inspired by this, the Emirates LitFest brings some of the biggest and brightest names from across the creative world to the UAE, so audiences can meet the people behind their favourite stories.

Our carefully-curated speaker line-up is a constellation of storytelling talent, featuring prize-winning authors and poets, acclaimed artists and musicians, renowned filmmakers and more.

Explore their stories* now.

*Just like every good book, we're revealing our upcoming speakers and performers at key moments in our LitFest journey. For our full line-up, keep checking back in with us as we get closer to the Festival.


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