Matt Haig withdraws from Dubai festival

Matt Haig withdraws from Dubai festival

Author Matt Haig has withdrawn from appearing at this year’s Emirates Airline Festival of Literature in Dubai following a campaign against the event, spearheaded by author Jonathan Emmett and blogger Zoe Toft.

The Think Twice campaign is asking UK authors and illustrators not to take part in the festival, which starts 1st March, because it is sponsored by the government–owned Emirates Airline.

According to the Think Twice website “the campaign highlights the brutal suppression of free speech and serious human rights abuses carried out by the Dubai government (the airline’s owners) and how...

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