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10th Year Commemorative Book

84 inspirational voices. 10 years of the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature. 1 stunning book.

Words are an integral part of being human – we read them, say them, spell them, sign them, make sentences with them and tell stories with them. Words are the start of everything.

 ‘Words can change you if you let them’ Afra Atiq

For the Love of Words features eighty-four inspirational voices from ten years of the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, from Jacqueline Wilson and Fatima Sharafeddine to Alexander McCall Smith, Kathy Reichs and Anthony Horowitz; Ibrahim Nasrallah and Jeffrey Archer to Victoria Hislop, Mohammed Al Murr, Shashi Tharoor, Peter James, Kate Adie and many more. This anthology is a collection of articles, poems, short stories and illustrations from these contributors that celebrates their love of words, how words fuel their imagination, and how they in turn use words to fuel the imagination of millions.

‘Only when I started to read books, and to read them avidly and passionately, did I realise the enormous value of words’ Mohammed Al Murr

‘The Festival has grown from strength to strength with each passing year. To capture the spirit of our journey over that time what better way than with a book that any book lover would treasure?’  Isobel Abulhoul, Director of the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature

‘People love words because they are beautiful’ Tony Ross

With a foreword by Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai: ‘The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature was launched with a simple goal: to celebrate the written word – the word that inspires us, awakens our minds and cultivates hope in our hearts.’

 ‘A thousand words, if chosen well, can build a universe’ Jim Al-Khalili

For the Love of Words is available at the Festival venue, InterContinental, Dubai Festival City and in bookstores across the UAE.

Published by Motivate.