Festival

Hay in Abu Dhabi: litfest vs LitFest?

UPDATED 29 Sep 19 The Hay Festival organisers have announced that an edition of the eponymous literature festival will be coming to Abu Dhabi next February. Peter Florence, founder, director, and main man in the […]

Festival

The practical side of LitFest

The Publishing Programme is one of the elements of the ongoing Emirates Airline Festival of Literature that doesn’t get enough attention: it’s also one of the features of LitFest that looks ripe for development. That’s […]

Festival

LitFest present and future: what Ahlam Bolooki thinks

Earlier this year the Emirates Literature Foundation announced two new senior appointments to the LitFest team: Jennifer Malton took on the role of Chief Operating Officer, and Ahlam Bolooki became the Festival Director in succession […]

Poetry

Four poets do Dubai …

What makes a poet? We asked four of the poets reading at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature’s Desert Stanzas evening about the value of poetry, their motivations and their inspirations … Frank Dullaghan An […]

Festival

25 to hear: magpie’s picks from LitFest

This year the Emirates Airlines Festival of Literature provides an unmissable chance to see and hear from more than 175 writers across a variety of genres and a variety of subjects. Many (but not all) […]

Architecture

50 To Follow

Here it is: the 2019 edition of magpie’s 50 To Follow. Like most retrospective lists, it’s intended as a conversation piece. We fully expect you to disagree with our inclusions, and with the (admittedly pretty […]

Art Fair

FOCAL POINT: a new annual art book fair for Sharjah

Art books generally fall into two categories – books about art and/or artists, in which case the writing is the important characteristic: and books that are intended to be looked at, where its design and […]

Research

Join Art Jameel in researching confluence

Art Jameel is previewing its forthcoming Dubai arts library – a major component of the arts centre it is building on the Creek, due to open 11 November – with a summer pop-up Research Studio […]