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Wellness in Books

Disclaimer: You’re about to read a few words on finding wellness in literature from someone who has been over-caffeinated since 2007 and has just eaten a large bowl of instant noodles.

Top 4 Jane Austen Spin-Offs
Meet The Team: Ariel Robinson
The LitFest Generation: Mashal Waqar


Opinion: Not all Heroes are Muscle-Bound and Wear Capes
5 Must-Read Books For Music Lovers
A Letter To You In 2114

The Top Children's Books Your Child Should be Reading

Latest Podcasts

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.

In this episode of the Boundless Book Club from the Emirates Literature Foundation, you’ll find Ahlam, Andrea and Annabelle talking about self-help – its popularity as a genre, and if it is something you can find on their own bookshelves. 

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Expect session recordings from the EmiratesLitFest, interviews with some of your favourite authors, book recommendations from the team as well as loads more on our YouTube channel.

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Latest Interview

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?

Latest team recommendation

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.