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TOB bannerTalking of Books is a weekly review show which showcases some of Dubai’s most intrepid readers. Every week co-hosts Isobel Abulhoul and John MacDonald are joined by an ever-changing cast of guest reviewers drawn from the UAE’s reading community to discuss the Book of the Week. Young reviewers are invited to share their thoughts on children’s literature and a Book Champion introduces Dubai to a book they think is particularly significant and should be more widely read.

Talking of Books is broadcast on Dubai Eye 103.8 from 10am-1pm every Saturday. You can also listen online through Dubai Eye’s website, and previous episodes are featured on the ToB Podcast page.

You can hear some of the previous interviews on our radio archive.

If you are interested in participating in Talking of Books, please email us here.

Saturday, January 21, 2017 – Foodie Special

It’s all about food today on Talking of Books. John MacDonald (host) and Penny Mackenzie (co-host) are joined by Sharmila Mohan, Tikki Ghazala and Julie Mallon to discuss Nadiya Hussain’s ‘Nadiya’s Kitchen’, ‘Bake Me A Story’ and ‘Secret Lives of the Amir Sisters’, Sabrina Ghayour’s ‘Sirocco’, Peter Frankopan’s ‘The Silk Roads’, Nisha Katona’s ‘Pimp My Rice’, the man known as Chef B, Bader Najeeb Al Awadhi and the Kitchen Coach, Justine Kanter.

Coming up on Talking of Books: 

January 28 – Children’s and Young Adult’s Books Special


The Word

You can listen to podcasts of Dubai Eye’s The Word here.


Best of Emirates Airline Festival of Literature 2016

Now you can listen to your favourite Festival 2016 sessions on Dubai Eye. Tune in every Thursday from July 14-September 15 or every Friday for repeats. For the complete airing schedule, click here.



The Ticket

The Festival team join Dubai Eye’s The Ticket on Mondays from 1pm-4pm to discuss all things literary. Podcasts can be heard online.


Conversations from the LitFest

Dubai Eye played excerpts from the seventh Festival throughout the summer of 2015 in Conversations from the LitFest. The show was broadcast every Friday, from 10am-12pm. The full list of author sessions that were broadcast is available online


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