07-04-2020

Dubai, United Arabic Emirates, 7 April 2020: The Emirates Literature Foundation, home of the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, launches its digital content to the world this week, featuring a limited series of panel discussions from the 2020 edition of the Festival.

This Tuesday, 7 April, the public can log on to see two of the world’s greatest living adventurers, explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes and mountaineer Sir Chris Bonington, discussing their extraordinary experiences during a panel talk at the LitFest. This is the start of the series of panels, with one new session recording released each week.

To view the sessions and to keep updated of all the latest content, subscribe to the EmiratesLitFest YouTube channel, follow EmiratesLitFest on social media and log on to the elfdubai.org website.

The 12th Emirates Airline Festival of Literature saw literary heroes such as Jane Goodall, Jo Nesbo, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Sir Chris Bonington, Tayari Jones, Fatima Bhutto, Jokha Alharthi and more, converge to answer life’s big questions. During this period of social distancing, the Foundation is publishing a limited series of filmed panels from this year’s festival, as well as book recommendations, and a curated list of resources for literary entertainment, education and self-improvement across their digital platforms. This includes reading lists and other resources for children of all ages.

The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature is the Middle East’s largest celebration of the written and spoken word held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. It is the flagship event of the Emirates Literature Foundation and brings together multicultural audiences with leading international and local literary talent, promoting literature, education, debate, and above all, the love of reading.

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