All the authors coming to the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature

The literary line-up includes Sir Ranulph Fiennese, Hazza Al Mansoori, Nadiya Hussain and Oliver Jeffers

All the authors coming to the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature

Listen up bookworms, the Emirates Festival of Literature is coming back to Dubai and bringing with it a whole host of award-winning talent.

The impressive line-up features a who’s who of remarkable talent from children’s book writers to explorers, baking TV show contestants and even an astronaut.

Taking place from Tuesday February 4 to Sunday February 9, the 11th edition of the huge book fair, will welcome highly-acclaimed individuals such as 75-year-old British explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes (who will be in conversation with British mountaineer, 85-year-old Chris Bonington), Great British Bake Off winner and cook book author – oh, and she’s written a children’s picture book called Monster and Me, too – Nadiya Hussain and Oliver Jeffers who has written over 13 kid’s books including Stuck and The Day the Crayons Quit.

Dubai-based children's author Julia Johnson, whose books include The Pearl Diver and the award-winning The Turtle Secret.

But a major highlight for the 2020 festival is that Hazza Al Mansouri, the first Emirati astronaut – fresh from his mission to the International Space Station – will be putting in an appearance.

In addition to the stellar line-up expected at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, you can also sign up to a whole range of workshops and masterclasses aimed at helping aspiring writers from tips on particular genres of literature to pointers on how to get a book published.

Tickets are on sale now for the six-day event, which is being held at the InterContinental Hotel, Dubai Festival City.

We’ll see you there.
Prices vary. Tue Feb 4-Sun Feb 9. InterContinental, Dubai Festival City, www.emirateslitfest.com (04 355 9844).

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