Talking of Books

  The sun is certainly out in force, and with many of us slipping nicely in to holiday mode, it could well be the time to think about some alternative summer reading material. Every year, Dubai Eye 103.8 partners with the Festival of Literature in Dubai, bringing listeners access to some of the world’s most […]

Live interview with Anthony McGowan

16/06/18: We chat with Anthony McGowan, the highly-acclaimed read more

16/06/18: We chat with Anthony McGowan, the highly-acclaimed British author who has written many multi-award winning novels and children’s stories. His novel, Rook, has recently been nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal and we get his thoughts on his feelings about his nomination.

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CILIP - Carnegie Medal

16/06/18: Carnegie Medal is a literary award that recognizes read more

16/06/18: Carnegie Medal is a literary award that recognizes new books for children or young adults. Some of the shortlisted authors nominated are Lissa Evans (Wed Wabbit), Will Hill (After the Fire), Anthony McGowan (Rook) and more.

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CILIP - Kate Greenaway Medal

16/06/18: We discuss the shortlist for the upcoming literary read more

16/06/18: We discuss the shortlist for the upcoming literary award for distinguished illustration in children’s books. The shortlisted illustrators include Laura Carlin (King of the Sky), Debi Glori (Night Shift), Levi Pinfold (The Song from Somewhere Else) and more.

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The Bookshelf: Warlightand the English Patient by Michael Ondaatje

09/06/18: Warlight by Michael Ondaatje is a thrilling read more

09/06/18: Warlight by Michael Ondaatje is a thrilling novel of violence, love, intrigue and desire set in London in 1945, where the city is still recovering from the years of war. Nathaniel and his sister, Rachel, are left in the care of a figure named The Moth who grows more mysterious as the pair get to know him and his friends. The English Patient follows the story of four lives living in an Italian villa at the end of the Second World War. Hana, the exhausted nurse; the maimed thief, Caravaggio; the wary sapper, Kip are all haunted by the nameless man who lives upstairs.

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The Big Question:Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker

09/06/18: There are many reasons as to why read more

09/06/18: There are many reasons as to why we sleep and why it’s good for us but not all of us know the true facts. Sleep consultant Julie Mallon will be flipping through the pages of Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker to reveal all the secrets and why we should be getting enough sleep.

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Reading for Ramadan with Rehan Khan

09/06/18: Rehan Khan talks about essential reads during read more

09/06/18: Rehan Khan talks about essential reads during the Holy Month such as The Road to Mecca by Muhammad Asad – an autobiography of Asad’s initial rejection of institutional religions, path into Taoism and his travels as a diplomat. We’ll also be delving in to the Revelation: The Story of Muhammad by MereajMohiuddin and Sherman A. Jackson and Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson.

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Story Corner: Kat Wolfe Investigates by Lauren St. John

09/06/18: Twelve-year-old Kat Wolfe starts a pet-sitting agency read more

09/06/18: Twelve-year-old Kat Wolfe starts a pet-sitting agency in her idyllic home town when he begins to unravel her first mystery. Her first client vanishes from his house and their investigation turns deadly when all clues point to a nearby army base. Amelie and Josephine from JESS Arabian Ranches talk about this newly published book.  

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The Bookshelf: Forever and a Day by Anthony Horowitz

02/06/18: A spy is dead. A legend is read more

02/06/18: A spy is dead. A legend is born. This is how it all began. 2018 Festival author Anthony Horowitz, best known for his Alex Rider series, has dipped in to the world of James Bond. Forever and a Dayis the prequel to Casino Royale and the novel that started it all and how the famous spy came to be 007.

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Saturdays, 10AM-1PM A bibliophile’s dream… Every week co-hosts Isobel Abulhoul and Annabelle Corton are joined by an ever-changing cast of guest reviewers drawn from the UAE’s reading community. Each show features literary anecdotes and news, a star ‘Castaway’ guest recommending the three books they’d take to a desert island, in-depth book reviews, and author interviews […]


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