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And other valuable lessons...

7 Irish Writers To Help Find The Pot Of Wisdom At The End Of Your To Read Pile
BOOK REVIEW: Aue by Becky Manawatu
Feeling Lost? 7 Books to Help Kids and Teens Tackle Tough Emotions


What's On The Bookshelf
A Call for a Renewed Focus on Sustainability
World Mental Health Day: Books To Keep The Conversation Going
LitNews: J.R.R. Tolkien Center, House of Wisdom, Roots & Shoots & More

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Tune in for fiction and non-fiction recommendations, and great conversations about books and authors. The team from Emirates Literature Foundation may be temporarily housebound, but the conversation about books is not.
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Graeme Simsion speaks to Emirates ICE at EmiratesLitFest 2020

Dr Graeme Simsion is a former business and IT consultant who decided, at the age of 50, to become a screenwriter. After five years of study, 10 short films and two short plays he had a feature-film screenplay – but no producer. So he rewrote it as a novel. The Rosie Project and its sequel The Rosie Effect went on to sell five million copies in over 40 languages.

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Faith in the Modern World: Gelong Thubten, Lesley Hazleton & Omar Saif Ghobash

Our panel of high-profile writers investigate what we gain from understanding the spiritual side of life. Religion is and always has been an emotive and provocative aspect of human life – what answers can we find in it as we look to tomorrow?

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Book Recommendations from the Team: The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Society

It's 1946 and author Juliet Ashton can't think what to write next. Out of the blue, she receives a letter from Dawsey Adams of Guernsey - by chance, he's acquired a book that once belonged to her - and, spurred on by their mutual love of reading, they begin a correspondence.