SHARJAH FOCUS: London Book Fair events

 Tuesday 10 March Omar Ghobash in Conversation with Philippe Sands11.45-12.15, English PEN Literary Salon (3E90), OlympiaOmar Ghobash is a former diplomat and the author of Letters to a Young Muslim (Picador 2018), an exploration of the complexities of life as a modern Muslim, written as a series of letters to his son. He is a member of various literary bodies in the UAE and a founding trustee of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction, in collaboration with the Man Booker Prize. He also serves on the advisory body of the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation at King’s College London. Hewill be appearing in conversation with Philippe Sands, President of English PEN. Mohammad Al-Murr in conversation with Catherine Taylor12.30-13.00, English PEN Literary Salon (3E90), OlympiaMohammad Al-Murr is an Emirati short story writer and the head of the Dubai Cultural Council and Dubai Culture & Arts Authority. His work aims to reflect modern Emirati society, blending sarcasm, romance, and realism. He is appearing in conversation with Catherine Taylor to discuss literary experimentation, and the relationship between modern Emirati writing and its rich literary heritage. Arabic Language and Dialect in Emirati LiteratureSalha Obaid, Reem Al-Kamali; chaired by Adam Talib13.00-14.00, Cross Cultural Hub (3E40), OlympiaHow is Arabic spoken and written today and what influences affect this? How do dialects feature in contemporary Emirati literature? This panel will... Continue reading at 'British Council global'

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