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Abdelillah Benarafa

Abdelillah Benarafa

Moroccan novelist and researcher Abdelillah Benarafa has published books in Arabic, French and Read More

Abdulaziz bin Ali Al Nuaimi

HH Sheikh Dr Abdulaziz bin Ali Al Nuaimi

HH Sheikh Dr Abdulaziz bin Ali Al Nuaimi is the Environmental Advisor to Ajman Government and Read More

Aby Sam Thomas

Aby Sam Thomas

Aby Sam Thomas is the Editor in Chief of Entrepreneur Middle East, a business magazine catering Read More

Adam Rutherford

Adam Rutherford

Dr Adam Rutherford is a geneticist, writer and broadcaster. He presents BBC Radio 4’s flagship Read More

Afra Atiq

Afra Atiq

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

Alamira Reem Bani Hashim

Dr Alamira Reem Bani Hashim

Dr Alamira Reem Bani Hashim is an Emirati architect, urban planning, design and development Read More

Alexander McNabb

Alexander McNabb

A journalist, editor and publisher in the Middle East for over 30 years, today Alexander McNabb Read More

Ali Al Saloom

Ali Al Saloom

Ali Al Saloom is the first Emirati to work in the tourism and culture industry simultaneously. Read More

Ali AlShaali

Ali AlShaali

Ali AlShaali is an Emirati poet, novelist and publisher, and the founder and managing director Read More

Allison K Williams

Allison K Williams

Allison K Williams has edited and coached authors to deals with Big Five publishers Read More

Alwyn Hamilton

Alwyn Hamilton

Alwyn Hamilton was born in Toronto and spent her early years bouncing between Europe and Canada Read More

Amal Farah

Amal Farah

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

Amel Alali

Amel Alali

Emirati writer, journalist and international body language trainer Amel Alali holds a Master’s Read More

Anna Roberts

Anna Roberts

Anna Roberts is a communication educator, award-winning radio show host, TV presenter and Read More

Annabel Kantaria

Annabel Kantaria

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

Anne Buist

Anne Buist

Anne Buist is the Chair of Women’s Mental Health at the University of Melbourne and has thirty Read More

April Hardy

April Hardy

April Hardy writes romantic comedies set around the New Forest. She won the inaugural Literary Read More

Arundhathi Subramaniam

Arundhathi Subramaniam

Described as “one of the finest poets writing in India today” (The Hindu), Arundhathi Read More

Bettany Hughes

Bettany Hughes

Historian, writer and presenter Bettany Hughes has written about Socrates, Helen of Troy and Read More

Bev James

Bev James

Bev James is a highly sought-after literary and talent agent and a bestselling author in her Read More

BOSH!

BOSH!

Lifelong friends from Sheffield, Henry and Ian are the guys behind BOSH! – the biggest Read More

Brandy Scott

Brandy Scott

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

Carlos Andrés Gómez

Carlos Andrés Gómez

Carlos Andrés Gómez is a Colombian-American poet from New York City, Read More

Cecilia McDowall

Cecilia McDowall

Cecilia McDowall is an award-winning Oxford composer and also Visiting Composer to Dulwich Read More

Chris Read

Chris Read

Award-winning jazz musician and songwriter Chris Read has written and performed original music Read More

Christina Dalcher

Christina Dalcher

Christina Dalcher is the Sunday Times bestselling author of VOX. She earned her doctorate in Read More

Christopher Lloyd

Christopher Lloyd

Bestselling author Christopher Lloyd began his career as a Sunday Times journalist. Then he had Read More

Clare Mackintosh

Clare Mackintosh

With more than two million copies of her books sold worldwide, no. 1 one bestseller Clare Read More

Coach Kardan

Coach Kardan

Coach Kardan is a presentation coach, international speaker, bestselling author and CEO of Read More

Danabelle Gutierrez

Danabelle Gutierrez

Danabelle Gutierrez is a multi-awarded writer, actress and photographer. She is the author of Read More

Daniela Tully

Daniela Tully

Daniela Tully has worked in the field of storytelling for decades, mainly in film and Read More

David Heard

David Heard

David G Heard CBE studied geology and physics and arrived in Abu Dhabi in 1963 where he worked Read More

Dawn Metcalfe

Dawn Metcalfe

Author, workplace culture advisor, executive coach and speaker Dawn Metcalfe helps Read More

Delna Prakashan

Delna Prakashan

Delna Prakashan studied hospitality and cooking in both Dubai and Europe before moving to a Read More

Dubai Abulhoul

Dubai Abulhoul

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

Edna Adan Ismail

Edna Adan Ismail

Edna Adan Ismail was Foreign Minister of Somaliland from 2003 to 2006, and had previously Read More

Eleanor Hooker

Eleanor Hooker

Award-winning poet and writer Eleanor Hooker has published two poetry collections, A Tug of Read More

Elisabetta Dami
Esi Edugyan

Esi Edugyan

Esi Edugyan is the author of the novels The Second Life of Samuel Tyne, Half-Blood Blues and Read More

Farah Ali

Farah Ali

Farah Ali is from Karachi, Pakistan. Her poems have appeared in Image, Versal, and Glass: A Read More

Farah Chamma

Farah Chamma

Farah Chamma is a Dubai-born Palestinian writer and performer. Her work is mainly focused on Read More

Fatima Bhutto

Fatima Bhutto

Fatima Bhutto was born in Kabul, Afghanistan in 1982. She grew up in Syria and Pakistan. She is Read More

Fatima Sharafeddine

Fatima Sharafeddine

Fatima Sharafeddine is a writer and translator for children and young adults. She has won a Read More

Fiona Ross

Fiona Ross

Fiona Ross is an Associate Artist with the Royal Shakespeare Company who has also worked as an Read More

Frank Dullaghan

Frank Dullaghan

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

Gavin Thurston

Gavin Thurston

Gavin Thurston is an award-winning cameraman specialising in wildlife. He has worked on 18 of Read More

Gelong Thubten

Gelong Thubten

Gelong Thubten is a Buddhist monk and meditation teacher from the UK. He teaches meditation in Read More

Grace E Salem

Grace E Salem

Grace E Salem is a feng shui expert who has advised hundreds of clients – individuals and Read More

Graeme Simsion

Graeme Simsion

Dr Graeme Simsion is a former business and IT consultant who decided, at the age of fifty, to Read More

Greg Mosse

Greg Mosse

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

Habib Al Mulla

Dr Habib Al Mulla

Dr Habib Al Mulla is one of the UAE’s most renowned legal personalities. With more than 34 Read More

Hafsa Lodi

Hafsa Lodi

American journalist Hafsa Lodi has covered fashion in the Middle East for the past decade. Born Read More

Hamed Al-Yahyai

Hamed Al-Yahyai

Hamed Al-Yahyai is an Omani journalist and, since 2010, a poet of “Al Shila”. He has Read More

Harry Baker

Harry Baker

World Poetry Slam Champion Harry Baker published his debut anthology The Sunshine Kid in 2014. Read More

Hassan Al matrooshi

Hassan Al matrooshi

Hassan Al matrooshi is an award-winning poet, translator and journalist from the Sultanate of Read More

Hazzaa AlMansoori

Hazzaa AlMansoori

Hazzaa AlMansoori became the first Emirati to travel to space in September 2019. On board the Read More

HE Jamal Bin Huwaireb

HE Jamal Bin Huwaireb

HE Jamal bin Huwaireb serves as Cultural Advisor to the Government of Dubai. Since 2013, he has Read More

Henry Firth

Henry Firth

Lifelong friends from Sheffield, Henry and Ian are the guys behind BOSH! – the biggest Read More

Hind Shoufani

Hind Shoufani

Palestinian filmmaker and writer Hind Shoufani has lived across the Middle East and in the US. Read More

Hoda Barakat

Hoda Barakat

Hoda Barakat is a Lebanese novelist who won the 2019 International Prize for Arabic Fiction Read More

Hussain Al Mutawaa

Hussain Al Mutawaa

Hussain Al Mutawaa is a Kuwaiti writer and photographer who earned his Bachelor’s degree in Read More

Ian Theasby

Ian Theasby

Lifelong friends from Sheffield, Henry and Ian are the guys behind BOSH! – the biggest Read More

Ibrahim Ahmed Alshami

Ibrahim Ahmed Alshami

Emirati poet Ibrahim Ahmed Alshami, born in 1989, holds a BA in logistics engineering Read More

Inaam Kachachi

Inaam Kachachi

Inaam Kachachi was born in Baghdad and studied journalism at Baghdad University. She Read More

Jan Dost

Jan Dost

Jan Dost is a Syrian novelist, poet and translator living in Germany. He writes poetry, short Read More

Jeannie Baker

Jeannie Baker

Jeannie Baker is the author-artist of a number of distinguished picture books. Among them are Read More

Jeetendr Sehdev

Jeetendr Sehdev

Described by Harper’s Bazaar as “the most relevant voice of the social media era”, Jeetendr Read More

Jeremy Hunter

Jeremy Hunter

Jeremy Hunter is a photo-journalist, writer, broadcaster and lecturer. He began his career in Read More

Jessica Jarlvi

Jessica Jarlvi

Jessica Jarlvi’s debut novel, the psychological thriller When I Wake Up, featured on bestseller Read More

Jokha Alharthi

Jokha Alharthi

Jokha Alharthi is the winner of the 2019 Man Booker International Prize for her novel Celestial Read More

Jonathan Phillips

Jonathan Phillips

Jonathan Phillips is Professor of Crusading History at Royal Holloway, University of London. He Read More

Jonathan Yabut

Jonathan Yabut

Jonathan Yabut is the hit reality TV show Apprentice Asia Season 1 winner. Famous for his Read More

Joshua Raven

Joshua Raven

Joshua Raven is the author of the 5fingers quintet of novels for adult and YA readers, which Read More

Julia Johnson

Julia Johnson

A thirst for adventure brought Julia Johnson to Dubai more than 40 years ago, and much of her Read More

Justin Marozzi

Justin Marozzi

Justin Marozzi has spent most of his professional life living and working in the Muslim world, Read More

Karen Osman

Karen Osman

Karen Osman is a bestselling author. Her debut novel, The Good Mother, won the Emirates Airline Read More

Kate Hindley

Kate Hindley

Kate Hindley is an author-illustrator living and working in the South West of England. She has Read More

Kate Humble

Kate Humble

Kate Humble is a farmer, writer, activist, entrepreneur and one of the UK’s best-known TV Read More

Kevin Crossley-Holland

Kevin Crossley-Holland

Kevin Crossley-Holland is a prize-winning poet whose most recent collections include The Read More

Khalid Al Hosani

Khalid Al Hosani

Khalid Al Hosani, an Emirati writer and certified trainer in creativity, innovation and change Read More

Khalid Al Naserallah

Khalid Al Naserallah

Khalid Al Naserallah is a Kuwaiti author and co-founder of Dar Nova for Publishing & Read More

Khalifa Almherzi

Khalifa Almherzi

Khalifa Almherzi is an Emirati writer and expert in family relations and management skills, a Read More

Laila Abdullah

Laila Abdullah

Laila Abdullah is anOmani writer and poet living in the UAE. She wrote a blog titled Breathe Read More

Lesley Hazleton

Lesley Hazleton

Lesley Hazleton reported on the Middle East from Jerusalem for more than a dozen years, Read More

Linwood Barclay

Linwood Barclay

International bestselling crime and thriller author Linwood Barclay has more than twenty Read More

Lucy Strange

Lucy Strange

Lucy Strange is the author of The Secret of Nightingale Wood, a Montegrappa Prize-winning debut Read More

Luigi Bonomi

Luigi Bonomi

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

Luke Jennings

Luke Jennings

Luke Jennings is a London-based author and journalist who has written for the Observer, Vanity Read More

Maggie Aderin-Pocock

Maggie Aderin-Pocock

A space scientist whose passion is presenting science to a general audience, Dr Maggie Read More

Magic Phil

Magic Phil

Magic Phil is a professional children’s magician from the North East of England. He moved to Read More

Mai Jia

Mai Jia

Mai Jia is arguably the most successful writer in China today. He is the author of five novels: Read More

Maria Dadouch

Maria Dadouch

Syrian novelist and screenwriter Maria Dadouch has published more than 45 books for children Read More

Marilyn Booth

Marilyn Booth

Marilyn Booth is the Khalid bin Abdallah Al Saud Professor for the Study of the Contemporary Read More

Mark Fiddes

Mark Fiddes

Mark’s first collection The Rainbow Factory was published by Templar Poetry in 2016 following Read More

Markus Zusak

Markus Zusak

Markus Zusak is the international bestselling author of six novels, including The Book Thief Read More

Martin Kiszko

Martin Kiszko

Audiences around the world have dubbed Martin Kiszko the “UK’s Green poet”. His books Green Read More

Maryam Al Balooshi

Maryam Al Balooshi

Maryam Al Balooshi is an Emirati writer and a columnist for Al Khaleej newspapers since 2013. Read More

Maryam Al Serkal

Maryam Al Serkal

Maryam Al Serkal is an Emirati poet and children’s book author. She started out her life with Read More

Mashal Waqar

Mashal Waqar

Mashal Waqar is the co-founder and COO of The Tempest, a global women’s media company Read More

Maz Evans

Maz Evans

Maz Evans is the author of the bestselling Who Let the Gods Out? series. She began her writing Read More

Miriam Lancewood

Miriam Lancewood

Dutch-born Miriam Lancewood lived for seven years with her husband in the New Zealand Read More

Mitch Albom

Mitch Albom

Mitch Albom is an internationally bestselling author, screenwriter, playwright, and Read More

Mohamad Alattar

Mohamad Alattar

Mohamad Alattar is the Manager of the world’s first Arab professional news platform for Read More

Mohamed Qasem

Dr Mohamed Qasem

Dr Mohamed Qasem communicates science through his Sciware podcast, TV shows, public events, Read More

Mohammad Sulaiman Al Dhawyani

Assistant Expert Mohammad Sulaiman Al Dhawyani

Assistant Expert Mohammad Sulaiman Al Dhawyani works as head of the Forensic Psychology section Read More

Mohammed Ahmed Al Marri

HE Mohammed Ahmed Al Marri

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Mohammed Al Murr

Mohammed Al Murr

Mohammad Ahmad Mohammad Al Murr Al Falasi (born 1955 in Dubai) is a short-story writer from the Read More

Mohammed Eisa Al Hammadi

Expert Psychologist Mohammed Eisa Al Hammadi

A psychological expert in the General Department of Criminal Evidence and Criminology, Mohammed Read More

Mohammed Hanif

Mohammed Hanif

Mohammed Hanif was born in Okara, Pakistan. He graduated from the Pakistan Air Force Academy as Read More

Nadiya Hussain

Nadiya Hussain

Nadiya Hussain rose to fame after winning the sixth series of The Great British Bake Off. One Read More

Nick Cochrane-Dyet

Nick Cochrane-Dyet

Nick Cochrane-Dyet has been associated with the UAE since childhood, when his father served Read More

Nujeen Mustafa

Nujeen Mustafa

In 2014, Nujeen Mustafa began a journey as a refugee that would lead to her addressing the Read More

Oliver Jeffers

Oliver Jeffers

Oliver Jeffers is an artist and author working in painting, bookmaking, illustration, collage, Read More

Omaima Alkhamis

Omaima Alkhamis

Omaima Alkhamis is a Saudi Arabian writer who won the 2018 Naguib Mahfouz Medal for Read More

Omar Khalifa

Omar Khalifa

Omar Khalifa is a Dubai-based Egyptian translator and writer of autofiction and prose whose Read More

Omar Saif Ghobash

Omar Saif Ghobash

Omar Saif Ghobash is an author, businessman, and diplomat, currently serving the United Arab Read More

Onjali Q. Raúf

Onjali Q. Raúf

Onjali Q. Raúf’s debut novel The Boy at the Back of the Class won the 2019 Blue Peter Award and Read More

Parag Khanna

Parag Khanna

Parag Khanna is a leading global strategy advisor, world traveller, and bestselling author. He Read More

Peter Dale

Peter Dale

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

Porter Anderson

Porter Anderson

Porter Anderson is Editor-in-Chief of Publishing Perspectives, founded and operated by Read More

Rachael Lynn

Rachael Lynn

Rachael Lynn is an American-born author and community organiser who writes from personal Read More

Rachel Hamilton

Rachel Hamilton

Rachel is a graduate of both Oxford and Cambridge. She put her education to good use by working Read More

Rafia Ghubash

Rafia Ghubash

The founder of Dubai’s Women’s Museum and a high-achieving leader among Arab women, Dr Rafia Read More

Rania Zaghir

Rania Zaghir

Rania Zaghir is a Lebanese writer and publisher of children’s books. Her books have been Read More

Ranulph Fiennes

Ranulph Fiennes

Sir Ranulph Fiennes was the first man to reach both poles (by surface travel) and to cross the Read More

Raouf Karray

Raouf Karray

Raouf Karray is a Tunisian illustrator for children and young adults. He designs, illustrates Read More

Rasha Al-Duwaisan

Rasha Al-Duwaisan

Rasha Al-Duwaisan is an oral historian based in Dubai. She chronicled the lives of the Kuwaiti Read More

Reem Al Kamali

Reem Al Kamali

Reem Al Kamali is an Emirati journalist and author. She holds a BA in history from the Lebanese Read More

Rehan Khan

Rehan Khan

Rehan Khan has always been intrigued by the way legends and chronicles from across the world Read More

Roma Agrawal

Roma Agrawal

Roma Agrawal is an award-winning structural engineer who builds big. From footbridges and Read More

Ross Collins

Ross Collins

Ross Collins’ primary 1 teacher, Mrs Spears, told his parents he should go to art school. Read More

Roudha Al Marri

Roudha Al Marri

Roudha Al Marri is an Emirati author and storyteller who finds words to be very magical. An Read More

Rui Cóias

Rui Cóias

Rui Cóias was born in Lisbon, Portugal, in 1966. He attended high school in the Colégio de São Read More

Saeed Al Gergawi

Saeed Al Gergawi

Saeed Al Gergawi is Director of the Dubai Future Academy, which is the capacity building arm of Read More

Salem AlMarri

Salem AlMarri

Salem AlMarri is the Head of the UAE Astronaut Programme, Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre, Read More

Salha Obaid

Salha Obaid

Salha Obaid is an Emirati author of several short story collections including The Postman of Read More

Sanduk Ruit

Sanduk Ruit

Dr Sanduk Ruit’s mission is to restore sight to anyone who needs it. He is estimated to have Read More

Santa Montefiore

Santa Montefiore

Santa Montefiore is the no. 1 Sunday Times bestselling author of 19 novels and four children’s Read More

Sara Sadik

Sara Sadik

Sara Sadik is an energetic Palestinian/Lebanese mom of three puzzle pieces who delivers her Read More

Sara-Jane Arbury

Sara-Jane Arbury

Sara-Jane Arbury is a writer, performer and practitioner who works with schools and is an Read More

Shamma Al Bastaki

Shamma Al Bastaki

Award-winning poet and artist Shamma Al Bastaki graduated from NYU Abu Dhabi with a double Read More

Sheila Crowley

Sheila Crowley

Sheila Crowley began her publishing career at Poolbeg Press in Dublin before moving to London Read More

Simar Halwany

Simar Halwany

Simar Halwany is a Lebanese visual artist specialised in painting with oil, acrylic, pastel and Read More

Sir Chris Bonington

Sir Chris Bonington

Sir Chris Bonington, the mountaineer, writer, photographer and lecturer, started climbing at Read More

Stuart Turton

Stuart Turton

Stuart Turton is a freelance travel journalist who has previously worked in Shanghai and Read More

Sultan AlNeyadi

Sultan AlNeyadi

Sultan AlNeyadi is one of the two selected astronauts in the UAE Astronaut Programme, launched Read More

Tamsin Winter

Tamsin Winter

Tamsin Winter spent her childhood reading and writing stories, mostly about cats (which still Read More

Tareq Imam

Tareq Imam

Tareq Imam is an Egyptian writer and critic. He is a member of the Egyptian Journalists’ Read More

Tayari Jones

Tayari Jones

Internationally bestselling author Tayari Jones is the author of four novels, most recently An Read More

Tony Juniper

Tony Juniper

Tony Juniper CBE is an environmentalist and writer. He is presently the Chair of Natural Read More

Toorpekai Yousafzai

Toorpekai Yousafzai

Toor Pekai Yousafzai is mother of Nobel Peace Laureate Malala Yousafzai. Hailing from the Read More

Wendy Holden

Wendy Holden

Wendy Holden has written more than 30 non-fiction titles, including many international Read More

Yasmina Jraissati

Yasmina Jraissati

Yasmina Jraissati holds a PhD in philosophy and cognitive science, researching the relationship Read More

Yasser M Bahjatt

Yasser M Bahjatt

A Saudi publisher and novelist, Yasser M Bhajatt holds a Bachelor of Science in electrical Read More

Zanib Mian

Zanib Mian

Zanib Mian’s books have featured on the BBC’s CBeebies Bedtime Stories and in the Guardian for 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

Ziauddin Yousafzai

Ziauddin Yousafzai

Ziauddin Yousafzai is a Pakistani education activist is best known as the father of Malala Read More

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