For the 30th year, Sharjah is getting ready to welcome its international book exhibit. Starting on November 16th through the 26th, readers in the Emirates will be able to attend talks, events, and buy books from all over the Arab world and more.
This year, the fair’s international flavor is enhanced. An important delegation of publishers from non Arab countries is invited to meet with Arab publishers and agents (including RAYA!) during three days before the fair. Clearly, Sharjah’s ambition is to become the meeting point for the promotion of Arabic literature.
Along these lines, the creation of a subvention program for translating Arabic literature was announced. The details of the program, which will be presented during the fair next week, are awaited with great excitement!