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Sharjah International Book Fair 2021 is the World's Largest Publishing Event of the Year

The Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) has emerged as the world's largest book fair this year.

Adaptation: The journey from literature to film

Concurrently with El-Gouna Film Festival, a seminar hosted by the Arab and Islamic Civilisations at the American University in Cairo discussed a 2021 title on the adaption of literature to the silver screen, a long journey in the case of Egypt.

Tanzanian Abdulrazak Gurnah awarded Nobel literature prize

Tanzanian writer Abdulrazak Gurnah was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday for works that explore the legacies of imperialism on uprooted individuals.

INTERVIEW: Salwa El-Hamamsy on the unexplored side of literature

On Saturday 9 October, AlKotob Khan bookstore in Maadi Salwa ElHamamsy will launch the third edition of “Tales of the Nile – Modern Egyptian Short Stories,” which just came out a few weeks ago.

Medieval and Islamic historian Qassem Abdo Qassem passes away at 79

Egyptian historian Qassem Abdo Qassem, who spent his life researching Islamic and Medieval History and the Crusades, passed away on Sunday in Cairo at the age of 79.

Shortlist for Booker Prize for Fiction revealed

The six shortlisted novels explore life, memory, and trauma in the wake of various events and phenomena

2021 edition of Riyadh International Book Fair set to kick off on 1 October

The fair is offering many incentives to publishers and exhibitors to participate in the fair, including offering them a 50 percent discount on their booth fees and bearing the cost of shipping their books on their behalf

BTS effect resurrects out-of-print book on early death

A video released in August showed the group's 26-year-old leader RM eating a bowl of noodles with a book titled "Early Death" on the table next to him

China's kids get schooled in 'Xi Jinping thought'

Primary school teachers must "plant the seeds of loving the party, the country and socialism in young hearts", according to a government notice on the new curriculum

Jamie Raskin's book 'Unthinkable' coming out Jan. 4

Raskin, a Democrat and former constitutional law professor, helped draft articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump for his alleged encouragement of the violent mob and led the impeachment prosecution in the Senate

Library book returned after 50 years with $20 bill

Officials say a book checked out a half-century ago has been anonymously returned to a library in northeastern Pennsylvania

5 simple tips for parents who will still be co-teachers when kids go back to school

Parents need to be prepared to continue the role of facilitator of learning and technology specialist for their school-aged children

Roberto Calasso, Italian publisher and literary figure, dies

Calasso died Thursday in Milan following a long illness and a wake was held Friday in the publishing house's Milan headquarters

Obama-Springsteen book 'Renegades' coming in October

'Renegades: Born in the USA' is a bound edition of the popular 'Renegades'' podcast featuring conversations on everything from fame to cars to the country itself between former President Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen

Hong Kongers arrested for sedition over 'sheep village' children's books

Published by the General Union of Hong Kong Speech Therapists, the books try to explain Hong Kong's democracy movement to children

Will Smith opening up, releasing memoir 'Will' in November

The famous actor said that he is 'finally ready' to release the memoir after working on the book for two years.

'Fire and Fury' author writes new Trump book 'Landslide'

Michael Wolff's 'Landslide: The Final Days of the Trump Presidency' is scheduled for July 27, publisher Henry Holt told The Associated Press on Thursday

French writer Emmanuel Carrere wins top Spain literature prize

Carrere, a leading exponent of "autofiction" is known for a string of books including "L'adversaire" (The Adversary, 2000), "Un Roman Russe" (My Life as a Russian Novel, 2007) and his new hit memoir "Yoga"

Duchess of Sussex's 'The Bench' celebrates fathers and sons

`The Bench,' a picture story Children's Books, celebrates the bond between Meghan's husband Prince Harry and son Archie and fathers and sons in general

Christie's to sell Isaac Newton's notes for greatest work

Pages containing Isaac Newton's jotted revisions to his masterwork, the `Principia,' are expected to sell next month for between 600,000 pounds and 900,000 pounds ($850,000 and $1.3 million)