The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature has unveiled its author Marcus Zusack, author of the famous book thief, to the 2020 edition, which will be held in Dubai from February 4 to 9.
The organizers of the festival also announced the details of the closing ceremony, which will be held under the title: «Tomorrow», and the proceeds of the allocation for good, and brings together a bouquet of creators and artists on one platform.
Marcus will discuss his latest novel, The Clay Bridge, which has won acclaim from critics and readers around the world. It tells the story of family disintegration, fratricidal conflict, the collapse of bridges of love and human values, and highlights the lives of five siblings, abandoned by their father after the death of their mother. He returns years later to ask them to accompany him to a place in the bush to build a bridge, symbolized by the work as a compensation for what they have committed in their lives, but they do not respond except for Clay.
Marcus is one of the most famous writers and creators to participate in the closing ceremony of the 2020 festival, which will also participate Nogin Mustafa, which tells the story of her escape from Syria, and her extraordinary journey in her biography: «girl from Aleppo».
The closing ceremony will also host Harry Baker and Chris Reid, who together form a musical comedy duo (rap and jazz) in the UK, as well as the parents of the famous Nobel prize-winning activist Ziauddin and Tor Bekai Yusufzai, and Aungli K. Raouf is the author of several award-winning books The Boy in the Last Row, the English writer, poet and translator Kevin Crossley-Holland, and others.
The 2020 edition is being organized by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, in partnership with Emirates Airline and Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture).
The concluding charity event will include a special evening, during which international writers and artists will meet together on one stage in a unique celebration that combines poetry readings, music, writers and the public on a journey to a more beautiful tomorrow, through a country that embraces everyone and unites them in the hope of a bright future. the festival.
All proceeds from the event will go to Dubai Cares for refugee children across the region.
The 12th edition of the festival will host a number of special events. The evening of the festival, which is considered one of the most exciting events for the public, will open this year with the participation of a group of poets from the United States of America, Ireland, Portugal, the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates, including: Hassan Al Matrooshi, Harry Baker, Afra Ateeq, Elinor Hooker and Carlos Andres Gomez.
The festival also features a dinner of crime mystery with writer Luke Jennings, as well as Bush, the most popular recipe channel on YouTube, described as Jimmy Oliver's Vegetarian. The channel's founders will give a live presentation of the channel's favorite dishes.
The festival will host the presenter, best-selling author Nadia Hussein, the first Arab winner of the Man Booker International Prize, Omani writer Jokha Al Harthy, historian Betani Hughes, explorer Sir Ranolph Fenice, and space scientist Dr. Maggie Adrien-Pocock and UAE astronaut Hazza Al Mansouri.
A broad spectrum
As usual in all of its sessions, the Emirates Literature Festival has devoted sessions to prestigious award-winning authors, whose works top the list of books, and is participating in the 2020 edition: Tayari Jones, Hoda Barakat, Omaima Al Khamis, Eze Edogian, Mohamed Hanif, Lynnwood Barkley, Santa Montefiore, Mitch Album, And Omar Saif Ghobash.
The festival hosts a range of literary styles, fiction, crime literature, history, spirituality, poetry, science, food, cooking, adventure, exploration, among others, as well as an interactive program for children.
Author Marcus Zosak, author of "The Book Thief," is one of the most famous creators to participate in the closing ceremony of the 2020 festival, which will also participate in Nogin Mustafa, which tells the story of her escape from Syria, and her extraordinary journey in her biography: «Girl from Aleppo».
Next February kicks off
The 12th edition of the festival,