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The authors for the 2017 Emirates Airline Festival of Literature have now been announced! More than 140 top authors from around the world will gather in Dubai on March 3-12 2017 for 10 days of literary activity.

Abdullah Al Jumah

Abdullah Al Jumah

Saudi Arabian traveller, author, lecturer and legal counsel; author of three books including Read More

AbdullAziz AlMusallam

AbdullAziz AlMusallam

Writer, author and poet synonymous with UAE heritage; best known for rewriting hundreds of Read More

Abi Elphinstone

Abi Elphinstone

Author of a trilogy of young adult books featuring the irrepressible heroine, Moll PecksniffRead More

Abir Wakill

Abir Wakill

Choreographer and school administrator; appearing at the Festival as part of ArabramaRead More

Adnan Alaoda

Adnan Alaoda

Adnan Alaoda is a Syrian author, screenwriter, playwright and poet based in the UAE. His plays Read More

Adnan Pachachi

Adnan Pachachi

Veteran Iraqi politician and diplomat; was appointed Minister of State in the first Abu Dhabi Read More

Ahmed Farooq Alawar

Ahmed Farooq Alawar

UAE businessman; participated in the UAE Travelers, travelling the world by car as a navigator  Read More

Ahmed Khaled Tawfik

Ahmed Khaled Tawfik

First Arab author to write in the horror, science-fiction and horror/ thriller genres; his Read More

Alan Titchmarsh

Alan Titchmarsh

Gardening journalist and writer, radio and television presenter and author of numerous fiction Read More

Alex Broun

Alex Broun

One of the world's leading experts and authors of ten-minute plays, founder of a free access Read More

Alexander McNabb

Alexander McNabb

Alexander McNabb has been working as a journalist, editor and magazine publisher in the Middle Read More

Amal Farah

Amal Farah

Amal Farah is an author, poet, literary consultant, journalist and editor. She is the Read More

Amanda Calderon

Amanda Calderon

Poet based in New York whose work has been published in a number of poetry journalsRead More

Andrew Davies

Andrew Davies

Author and screenwriter best known for adapting 'House of Cards' and 'Pride and Prejudice' for Read More

Andy Miller

Andy Miller

Author of 'The Year of Reading Dangerously: How Fifty Great Books (and Two Not-So-Great Ones) Read More

Andy Stanton

Andy Stanton

Author of the popular children's series Mr Gum, and 'The Story of Matthew Buzzington'Read More

Andy Thompson

Andy Thompson

Reverend Andy Thompson is the Senior Anglican Chaplain of St Andrew’s Church in Abu Dhabi. His Read More

Annabel Kantaria

Annabel Kantaria

Daily Telegraph Expat blogger and winner of the inaugural Montegrappa Writing Prize for 'Coming Read More

Anthony Geffen

Anthony Geffen

BAFTA and Emmy award-winning factual film maker and producer; he has worked on numerous Read More

Anthony Seldon

Anthony Seldon

Political commentator, contemporary historian and author of 'Beyond Happiness', 'The Coalition Read More

April Hardy

April Hardy

April Hardy’s varied career has included touring pantomimes, children’s theatre and a summer Read More

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