Tagged: Sharjah International Book Fair

Nigerian poet Shoneyin accuses UK publishers of hanging on to African rights

British publishers must not hang on to rights they cannot exploit, Nigerian poet and novelist Lola Shoneyin told delegates at a session on decolonisation at... Read more

Sharjah debates Freedom to Publish, including in the UAE

For publishing and creativity to flourish in the Arab World, “the censorship authorities must focus more on preserving copyrights and preventing fraud and piracy than... Read more

Beach libraries and cricket as Sharjah becomes UNESCO World Book Capital

Beach libraries and celebrating reading through cricket will form part of the year-long programme in Sharjah when it becomes the 19th UNESCO World Book Capital.... Read more

Sharjah Publishing City opens

The Sharjah Publishing City, intended to become a new publishing hub in the Middle East, is now officially open. Read more

UK first country of honour at Sharjah International Book Fair

The UK will be the guest of honour at the Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) next month. Read more

Pictures of the week

Our latest picture gallery features pictures of George Ezra, Michael Rosen, stormtroopers, Sharjah International Book Fair and Unbound's fifth birthday celebrations. Read more

Publishers praise 'productive' Sharjah book fair

UK and European publishers attending the Sharjah International Book Fair have said the event has brought new business and new opportunities for them and their... Read more

Arab world should ‘swap guns for culture,’ Sharjah International Book Fair hears

The Arab world should “use culture rather than guns” to achieve its ends, guests were told at the opening ceremony of the 35th Sharjah International... Read more

Sharjah's Publishing City to open in January

Sharjah's purpose-built "Publishing City" will open in January 2017. Read more

New translation award announced at Sharjah Book Fair

A new 2 million UED (£365,907.56) award for translation was announced at the opening of the 34th Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) yesterday (Wednesday 4th... Read more

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