The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature 2017 Journey Begins #DubaiToday

Broadcasting live from the launch of  the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature 2017 at the Intercontinental Hotel Festival City.  Throughout the show today we are announcing the line-up of the authors who will be attending the event next year.

Nadiya Hussain, winner of the 2015 baking show, The Great British Bake Off is one of the authors coming to the festival.

Now in its ninth year, the festival will be held 3-11 March, during the UAE’s 2017 Month of Reading.

For the full list of authors, who will be announced visit

The nine days of the festival will be packed with exciting events, appealing to every age group, and reflecting the range of diversity through its varied programme.

The Emirates Literature Foundation will also host the three-day Dubai Translation Conference, in partnership with The Executive Council of Dubai, from 20-22 October.

Some of the organizations that make the Litfest happen:

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