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Abdullah Al Neaimi

Abdullah Al Neaimi

Emirati writer, novelist and social researcher. He wrote four novels: Espresso, Panision, Read More

Abdullah Alhedeyyeh Alshehhi

Abdullah Alhedeyyeh Alshehhi

Abdullah Alhedeyyeh Alshehhi is an Emirati poet who has written many poems, songs and operas Read More

Abdulwahab Alsayed Al-Rifaee

Abdulwahab Alsayed Al-Rifaee

He is considered one of the first novelists in the Gulf to write in the sci-fiction, Read More

Adel Ali Mohammed Alsumaiti

Adel Ali Mohammed Alsumaiti

Adel Ali Mohammed Alsumaiti is an Emirati crime writer whose novels include The Legend’s Read More

Aditi Belame Kumar

Aditi Belame Kumar

Aditi Belame Kumar was born in Bangalore, South India. She migrated with her parents to the UAE Read More

Afra Atiq

Afra Atiq

Afra Atiq is an Emirati award-winning poet. Afra has been featured across the globe and has Read More

Ahlam Bsharat

Ahlam Bsharat

Palestinian award-winning author of poetry, picture books, short stories, novels and TV and Read More

Alannah Hill

Alannah Hill

Alannah Hill is an Australian fashion designer. She opened up her first boutique in 1997 and Read More

Alexandra Maia

Alexandra Maia

Alexandra Maia is the CEO and Founder of House of Social. Her experience in digital social Read More

Allison K Williams

Allison K Williams

Allison K Williams is a guerrilla memoirist, essay writer and travel journalist who has written Read More

Ambrose Parry

Ambrose Parry

The wife and husband writing duo, Ambrose Parry, consists of bestselling author Chris Brookmyre Read More

Amna Al Mansouri

Amna Al Mansouri

Amna Al Mansouri is the Emirati author of the bestselling novel Your Eyes Hamda. She has also Read More

Anis Chouchene

Anis Chouchene

A Tunisian poet born in 1982, known for his poem Peace Upon You, which achieved great success Read More

Annabel Kantaria

Annabel Kantaria

Annabel Kantaria is a British journalist and author. Winning the 2013 Montegrappa Writing Read More

Anuradha Vijayakrishnan

Anuradha Vijayakrishnan

Anuradha Vijayakrishnan is an author and poet. She has won many prizes at various literature Read More

Ashis Ray

Ashis Ray

Ashis Ray is an award-winning broadcaster and journalist. He is the longest serving Indian Read More

Asma Kalban

Asma Kalban

Asma Kalban is an Emirati children’s literature writer who is fond of nature, with a Read More

Awad Al Darmaki

Awad Al Darmaki

Awad Al Darmaki is an Emirati poet and writer who recently published the historical fiction Read More

Aziz Mohammed

Aziz Mohammed

Aziz Mohammed is a Saudi Arabian writer who has written poetry, short stories, film reviews and Read More

Basemah Al-Wazzan

Basemah Al-Wazzan

A Kuwaiti children’s writer, Basemah has  published 11 books, is a member of the Kuwaiti Read More

Ben Lyttleton

Ben Lyttleton

Ben Lyttleton is a London-based football journalist, consultant and author for adults and Read More

Benji Davies

Benji Davies

Benji Davies is a British award-winning illustrator, author and animation director. Since Read More

Bothayna Al-Essa

Bothayna Al-Essa

Kuwaiti author and founder of “Takween” platform a space for performance, books and a school Read More

Brandy Scott

Brandy Scott

Brandy Scott is the co-host of The Business Breakfast of Dubai Eye 103.8. Brandy’s career has Read More

Brigadier / Khalid  Nasser Alrazooqi

Brigadier / Khalid Nasser Alrazooqi

Brigadier Khalid Nasser Alrazooqi is the General Director of the Smart Services Department at Read More

Butheina Kazim

Butheina Kazim

Butheina Kazim is the founder of Cinema Akil, programming repertory cinema programmes across Read More

Cassandra Clare

Cassandra Clare

Cassandra Clare is the best-selling author of the series The Shadowhunter Chronicles, which Read More

Charles Cumming

Charles Cumming

Charles Cumming was born in Scotland in 1971. Shortly after university he was approached for Read More

Chitra Soundar

Chitra Soundar

Chitra Soundar is the author of many children’s books that retell folktales from around the Read More

Chris Brookmyre

Chris Brookmyre

Chris Brookmyre is a Scottish novelist whose novels mix comedy, politics and social comment Read More

Cixin Liu

Cixin Liu

Cixin Liu is an award-winning Chinese science fiction writer. As a representative of the new Read More

Clare Mackintosh

Clare Mackintosh

A former British police officer, Clare Mackintosh is now a Sunday Times bestselling author. Her Read More

Colette Barr

Colette Barr

Colette graduated from Strathclyde University in Glasgow with an Honours Law Degree before Read More

Courtney Brandt

Courtney Brandt

Courtney Brandt is an American author who writes about food and travel. Brandt’s adult Read More

Daniela Tully

Daniela Tully

Daniela Tully has been working in the field of story telling for decades, mainly in film and Read More

Dawn Metcalfe

Dawn Metcalfe

Dawn Metcalfe is an executive coach, facilitator, trainer and leadership advisor. Metcalfe Read More

Divyata Rajaram

Divyata Rajaram

A great love for mystery and romance coupled with an astute ability to observe and interpret Read More

Donna Benton

Donna Benton

Donna Benton is the founder of UAE institution The Entertainer, the UAE dining, beauty and Read More

Douglas Coupland

Douglas Coupland

Douglas Coupland is a Canadian novelist and artist recognised for his works in design and Read More

Dr Abdullah Al Maghlooth

Dr Abdullah Al Maghlooth

The bestselling Saudi Arabian author Abdullah Al Maghlooth holds a PhD in Digital Media at the Read More

Dr Giles Yeo

Dr Giles Yeo

Dr Giles Yeo is a geneticist with over 20 years’ experience dedicated to researching the Read More

Dr Jane Hawking

Dr Jane Hawking

Dr Jane Hawking, Stephen Hawking’s wife for over twenty years, is a writer and lecturer. Read More

Dr Mansoor Anwar Habib

Dr Mansoor Anwar Habib

Dr Mansoor Anwar Habib is a Consultant in Family Medicine & Occupational Health at Emirates Read More

Dr Marisa Haetzman

Dr Marisa Haetzman

Dr Marisa Haetzman is a consultant anesthetist of twenty years’ experience. She is also the Read More

Dr Rowan Hooper

Dr Rowan Hooper

Rowan Hooper is Managing Editor of New Scientist magazine. For over ten years, he’s written Read More

Dr Saeed Abdullah Al Madhloum

Dr Saeed Abdullah Al Madhloum

Dr Saeed Abdullah Al Madhloum is the author of Manager’s Pet, a collection of articles on Read More

Dr Shereen Abouelnaga

Dr Shereen Abouelnaga

Egyptian author and Literary critic, Shereen works as part-time professor in Arabic Literature Read More

Dr Sherif Arafa

Dr Sherif Arafa

Egyptian self-development author, editorial cartoonist, editor of the Happiness Page in Al Read More

Dr Talal Aljunaibi

Dr Talal Aljunaibi

Dr Talal Aljunaibi is an Emirati poet and author. He recently published UAE in the Heart, which Read More

Dubai Abulhoul

Dubai Abulhoul

Dubai Abulhoul Alfalasi is the author of Galagolia, the first Emirati fantasy novel in English. Read More

Edward Winterhalder

Edward Winterhalder

American Edward Winterhalder is the world’s leading authority on motorcycle clubs and outlaw Read More

Fabi Santiago

Fabi Santiago

Fabi Santiago is a Brazilian children’s illustrator. After doing her masters in Children’s Book Read More

Fadi Hammadeh

Fadi Hammadeh

Fadi Hammadeh is the General Counsel for the Al Futtaim Group, UAE based attorney, author and Read More

Fadi Zaghmout

Fadi Zaghmout

Fadi Zaghmout is a Jordanian author, gender activist and blogger who recently published a new Read More

Fahad Aloadah

Fahad Aloadah

A Saudi writer and novelist, born in 1987 and currently living in Kuwait. He has written five Read More

Frank Dullaghan

Frank Dullaghan

Frank Dullaghan is an Irish writer living and working in Dubai. Dullaghan’s poetry has been Read More

Gamze Hakli Geray 

Gamze Hakli Geray 

Gamze Hakli Geray is a published author, psychotherapist and counsellor based in the UAE, with Read More

Gaurav Sinha

Gaurav Sinha

Gaurav Sinha established Insignia Worldwide in 2003 and is the founder of Quillon Hospitality. Read More

Gerd Leonhard

Gerd Leonhard

Named as one of the top 100 most influential people in Europe by Wired Magazine, Gerd Leonhard Read More

Gillian Cross

Gillian Cross

Gillian Cross is a British author of children’s books best known for The Demon Headmaster Read More

Greg Mosse

Greg Mosse

Greg Mosse is a ‘writer and encourager of writers’ who has published six plays, three novels Read More

H.E Major General Mohammed Ahmed Al Marri

H.E Major General Mohammed Ahmed Al Marri

Major General Mohammed Ahmed Al Marri was born in 1961 and serves as the Director General of Read More

Hanan Sayed Worrell

Hanan Sayed Worrell

Hanan Sayed Worell is a specialist in the formulation and development of complex international Read More

Hananah Zaheer

Hananah Zaheer

Hananah Zaheer is a short story writer. Her work has appeared in several literary magazines and Read More

Harriet Muncaster

Harriet Muncaster

Harriet Muncaster is the author and illustrator of young reader book series, Isadora Moon. Read More

HE Dr Majid Al Qassimi

HE Dr Majid Al Qassimi

HE Dr Majid Al Qassimi is Director of Animal Health and Development at the Read More

Hessa AlMehairi

Hessa AlMehairi

Emirati author, winner of Sheikh Zayed Book Award 2018 for her children’s book The Dinoraffe. Read More

Hind Shoufani

Hind Shoufani

Hind Shoufani is a Palestinian filmmaker and writer, currently based between Beirut, Dubai and Read More

Holly Black

Holly Black

Holly Black is an American writer and editor, known for the children’s fantasy books The Read More

Huzama Habayeb

Huzama Habayeb

Huzama Habayeb is a Palestinian storyteller, novelist and prize winner of Naguib Mahfouz Medal Read More

Ian Rankin

Ian Rankin

Ian Rankin is best known for his police procedural detective fiction Inspector Rebus novels, Read More

Ibrahim Al Marzouqi

Ibrahim Al Marzouqi

A scriptwriter, filmmaker and crime fiction writer. He graduated from United Arab Emirates Read More

Ibrahim Ustadi

Ibrahim Ustadi

Ibrahim Ustadi is an Emirati theatre actor and radio presenter for Dubai Radio. He has a Read More

Iman Ben Chaibah

Iman Ben Chaibah

Iman Ben Chaibah is the founder of Sail Publishing and editor in chief of the Emirati Sail Read More

Jaafar Salman

Jaafar Salman

Novelist Jaafar Salman Bahraini started writing for local newspapers when he was fourteen years Read More

Jabbour Douaihy

Jabbour Douaihy

A Lebanese writer, he obtained a PhD in comparative literature from the New Sorbonne Read More

James Owens

James Owens

James J. Owens is a professor of communication at the University Of Southern California Read More

Jasper Fforde

Jasper Fforde

Jasper Fforde is a British novelist who debuted with his first novel, The Eyre Affair, in 2001. Read More

Jeff Kinney

Jeff Kinney

Jeff Kinney is an American cartoonist, producer and author of children’s books, most famously Read More

Jennifer Palmieri

Jennifer Palmieri

Jennifer Palmieri was the former White House Director of Communications and Director of Read More

Jeremy Trevathan

Jeremy Trevathan

Jeremy Trevathan is publisher at Pan Macmillan, one of the biggest publishing conglomerates in Read More

Jessica Jarlvi

Jessica Jarlvi

Born in Sweden, Jessica moved to London before her career in publishing, editing and PR took Read More

Jo Cantello

Jo Cantello

Jo Cantello is the director and founder of Wolfsong Media, a London-based TV, film and literary Read More

Jon Burgerman

Jon Burgerman

Jon Burgerman is an English-born, New York based artist. Jon studied Fine Art at The Nottingham Read More

Joshua Seigal

Joshua Seigal

Joshua Seigal is an award-winning poet, performer and educator who uses poetry to develop Read More

Julia Johnson

Julia Johnson

As a child Julia Johnson loved dressing up and making up stories! Her life has revolved around Read More

Karen Osman

Karen Osman

Karen is a best-selling author. Her debut novel, The Good Mother, won the Emirates Airline Read More

Kate Pankhurst

Kate Pankhurst

Kate Pankhurst is known for her series of children’s picture books. She studied illustration in Read More

Kate Young

Kate Young

Kate Young is a London-based food writer and cook. She moved to the UK from Australia and Read More

Katherine Ormerod

Katherine Ormerod

Katherine Ormerod is the editor of Work Work Work, the anti-perfectionist platform and content Read More

Kathy Hoopmann

Kathy Hoopmann

Kathy Hoopmann has written over twenty books for children and adults, with translations into Read More

Keith Stuart

Keith Stuart

Keith Stuart is an author and journalist. Stuart’s debut novel, A Boy Made of Blocks, was a Read More

Khaled Al Jaberi

Khaled Al Jaberi

Khaled Al Jabri is an Emirati cartoonist, and comics author. He has published four novels for Read More

Kim A. Page

Kim A. Page

Kim A. Page is a communication expert who has helped thousands of professionals get their Read More

Lalage Snow

Lalage Snow

Lalage Snow is an award-winning freelance photojournalist, writer and filmmaker. Lalage has Read More

Laura Henry

Laura Henry

Laura Henry is the leading, award-winning expert in Early Years education. She works with Read More

Leo Carew

Leo Carew

Leo Carew is a 26-year-old Cambridge graduate of Biological Anthropology. Aside from writing, Read More

Leon McCarron

Leon McCarron

Leon McCarron is a Northern Irish storyteller and is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Read More

Leona Collins

Leona Collins

Leona graduated from Limerick School of Art & Design, Ireland, with a first-class BA (Hons) Read More

Lewis Hyde

Lewis Hyde

Lewis Hyde is a poet, essayist, translator and cultural critic. Hyde is the author of modern Read More

LionHeart

LionHeart

LionHeart is a BBC Radio London Presenter, TEDx Speaker, award-winning poet and International Read More

Lucinda Riley

Lucinda Riley

Lucina Riley is an Irish author of popular historical fiction. She started her career in acting Read More

Lucy Siegle

Lucy Siegle

Lucy Siegle is a writer and TV presenter specialising in environmental issues and ethical Read More

Luigi Bonomi

Luigi Bonomi

Luigi Bonomi is a literary agent who has launched the careers of many bestselling authors. He Read More

Maitha Al Khayat

Maitha Al Khayat

Maitha Al Khayat is a member of a new breed of superheroes. The mother of five is one of the Read More

Malachy Tallack

Malachy Tallack

Malachy Tallack is a writer, editor and singer-songwriter from Scotland. Malachy is the author Read More

Manar Abdulqader Al Hammadi

Manar Abdulqader Al Hammadi

Manar Abdul Qader Al Hammadi is a researcher in the field of disability who has developed a Read More

Mark Huckerby

Mark Huckerby

Mark Huckerby and Nick Ostler are an Emmy Award-winning screenwriting duo who have scripted a Read More

Martin Puchner

Martin Puchner

Martin Puchner is a literary critic and philosopher. As a critic, his main focus is on Read More

Mary Robinson

Mary Robinson

Mary Robinson is President of the Mary Robinson Foundation – Climate Justice. She has served in Read More

Matt Dickinson

Matt Dickinson

Matt Dickinson is a writer and film-maker best known for his documentary work for National Read More

Maya Fidawi

Maya Fidawi

Maya Fidawi is a children’s illustrator. After studying paintings and sculpting graduating from Read More

Megan Hess

Megan Hess

Megan Hess is Melbourne-based illustrator of fashion and old-world glamour. Starting out in a Read More

Mira Manek

Mira Manek

Mira Manek is giving Indian food a facelift, making it lighter, brighter and healthier with her Read More

Mohamed Al Marzooqi

Mohamed Al Marzooqi

Mohamed Al Marzooqi is an Emirati writer interested in cultural and literary affairs. He has Read More

Mohamed Parham Al Awadhi

Mohamed Parham Al Awadhi

Mohamed Parham Al Awadhi is the co-founder of Qabeela New Media and produced, directed and Read More

Mona Yakzan

Mona Yakzan

Mona Yakzan is an award-winning Lebanese/Cypriot artist. She has won several awards and most Read More

Murzban F. Shroff

Murzban F. Shroff

Murzban F. Shroff is a Mumbai-based writer. He has published his fiction stories in more than60 Read More

Nabiha Mheidly

Nabiha Mheidly

Nabiha Mheidly founder and director of Al Hadaek Publishing house, which specializes in Read More

Nadifa Mohamed

Nadifa Mohamed

Nadifa Mohamed was born in Hargeisa, Somalia in 1981 and studied History and Politics at St. Read More

Nathan H. Lents

Nathan H. Lents

Dr. Nathan H. Lents is Professor of Biology and Director of the Honors Programs at John Jay Read More

Neil Hewison

Neil Hewison

Neil Hewison grew up in England, and has  a BA in Language from the University of York. From Read More

Nick Ostler

Nick Ostler

Mark Huckerby and Nick Ostler are an Emmy Award-winning screenwriting duo who have scripted a Read More

Nicola Morgan

Nicola Morgan

Nicola Morgan is a multi-award-winning author and international expert on teenage brains and Read More

Nicola Tallis

Nicola Tallis

Nicola Tallis has worked as a curator, lecturer and historical researcher after receiving her Read More

Pamela Butchart

Pamela Butchart

Pamela Butchart has always loved children’s books, but never thought she could write her own Read More

Patricia Vigderman

Patricia Vigderman

Patricia Vigderman’s most recent book is The Real Life of the Parthenon (Ohio State Read More

Paulo Lemos Horta

Paulo Lemos Horta

Paulo Lemos Horta is the author of Marvellous Thieves: Secret Authors of the Arabian Nights, Read More

Peter Dale

Peter Dale

Peter Dale spent 25 years teaching Mathematics in Dubai College until his retirement in 2013. Read More

Peyman Parham Al Awadhi

Peyman Parham Al Awadhi

Peyman Parham Al Awadhi is the co-founder of Qabeela New Media and produced, directed and Read More

Pierce Brown

Pierce Brown

Pierce Brown is a science fiction author and screenwriter, known for his Red Rising series. Red Read More

Professor Lewis Dartnell

Professor Lewis Dartnell

Lewis Dartnell is an author, presenter and Professor of Science Communication at the University Read More

Professor Peter Frankopan

Professor Peter Frankopan

Peter Frankopan is a British historian and professor of Global History at Oxford University, Read More

Professor Rafia Ghubash

Professor Rafia Ghubash

Rafia Ghubash is a psychiatrist and epidemiologist and the former president of the Arabian Gulf Read More

Rachel Hamilton

Rachel Hamilton

Rachel Hamilton’s debut novel, The Case of the Exploding Loo, was runner up in the 2013 Read More

Rania Zbib Daher

Rania Zbib Daher

Children’s author Rania spent several years working as a TV director, producer and writer, Read More

Rehan Khan

Rehan Khan

An avid observer of history and the many cross-cultural connections it unearths, Rehan Khan, Read More

Richard Baldwin

Richard Baldwin

Richard Baldwin is a Professor of International Economics at the Graduate Institute in Geneva, Read More

Richard Dean

Richard Dean

Richard Dean is one of Dubai’s leading broadcasters, journalists and public speakers. Host of Read More

Robin Stevens

Robin Stevens

Robin Stevens is the author of the bestselling and award-winning Murder Most Unladylike Read More

Ross Montgomery

Ross Montgomery

Ross Montgomery has written award-winning children’s books such as Alex, The Dog & The Read More

Roudha Al Marri

Roudha Al Marri

Roudha Al Marri is a modern Emirati who lives to travel the world. She is a vegan and a Read More

Saadia Zahidi

Saadia Zahidi

Saadia Zahidi is the Head of Education, Gender and Work and is the Member of the Executive Read More

Sally Helgesen

Sally Helgesen

Sally Helgesen is a best-selling author, speaker and leadership coach, cited in Forbes as the Read More

Samuel I. Schwartz

Samuel I. Schwartz

Samuel I. Schwartz is an award-winning American transportation engineer, the President, CEO and Read More

Sandhya Menon

Sandhya Menon

Sandhya Menon was born and raised in India on a steady diet of Bollywood movies and street Read More

Sara Sadik

Sara Sadik

Sara Sadik, a Palestinian/Lebanese energetic mom of 3 puzzle pieces who delivers her distinct Read More

Saud AlSanousi

Saud AlSanousi

Saud Alsanousi is a Kuwaiti journalist and novelist, winner of the International Prize for Read More

Selina Tusitala Marsh

Selina Tusitala Marsh

Selina Tusitala Marsh is a Pasifika poet-scholar who is currently the New Zealand Poet Laureate Read More

Shadi Al Hasan

Shadi Al Hasan

With a background of strategic communications planning, Shadi Al Hasan is renowned for brand Read More

Shahad Al Rawi

Shahad Al Rawi

Iraqi author considered as the youngest woman author to be shortlisted for the International Read More

Sue Nelson

Sue Nelson

Sue Nelson is an award-winning science journalist and broadcaster, formerly a BBC TV science Read More

Susan Mears

Susan Mears

Founder of Susan Mears Literacy Agency, Susan Mears is an experienced editor and publisher. Read More

Taleb Alrefai

Taleb Alrefai

Kuwaiti author, journalist and Founder & Chairman of Cultural Circle in Kuwait and Read More

Taran Matharu

Taran Matharu

Taran found a passion for reading at a very early age. His love for stories developed into a Read More

Tarek El-Bolbol

Tarek El-Bolbol

Tarek El Bolbol is a Dubai-based Lebanese-Canadian entrepreneur with a passion for the written Read More

Thalia Suzuma

Thalia Suzuma

Thalia Suzuma is the Managing Editor for The Dreamwork Collective, a print and digital Read More

Tom McLaughlin

Tom McLaughlin

Tom McLaughlin is an author and illustrator who primarily works in publishing and animation Read More

Tony De Saulles

Tony De Saulles

Tony De Saulles is an award-winning children’s author and illustrator, with a background in Read More

Trine Hahnemann

Trine Hahnemann

Trine Hahnemann is a Danish food writer and chef. As the owner and CEO of Hahnemanns Køkken she Read More

Ty Tashiro

Ty Tashiro

Ty Tashiro is an author, psychologist and relationship expert. An award-winning professor at Read More

Victoria Aveyard

Victoria Aveyard

Victoria Aveyard is a young adult and fantasy fiction author, best known for her Red Queen Read More

Vince Beiser

Vince Beiser

Vince Beiser is the award-winning author of The World in a Grain: The Story of Sand and How It Read More

Wendy Yorke

Wendy Yorke

Wendy Yorke is a Literary Agent, Editor, Book Writing Coach, Author and International Speaker. Read More

Yasmine Seale

Yasmine Seale

Yasmine Seale is a writer and translator. Yasmine’s writing has appeared in Harper’s, The Read More

You Jung Byun

You Jung Byun

You Jung Byun grew up in the United States, Korea and Japan. Moving around a lot as a child and Read More

Zainab Salbi

Zainab Salbi

Zainab Salbi is a humanitarian, author and founder of Women for Women International. She Read More

Zeina Hashem Beck

Zeina Hashem Beck

Zeina Hashem Beck is a Lebanese poet. Her most recent collection, Louder than Hearts, won the Read More

Zelda la Grange

Zelda la Grange

Zelda la Grange is a former private secretary to Nelson Mandela. Zelda was born in South Africa Read More

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