20191109-1100-TB 8 Literary Soundtrack
Talking of Books but make it fashun!
01 Feb 2020: Hafsa Lodi has covered fashion in the region for a decade, and is a seamstress and designer herself. Her non-fiction book Modesty: A Fashion Paradox is an in-depth look into a multi billion dollar retail sector that is no stranger to controversy.
Emirates Airline Festival of Literature: Stacey Siebritz & Luigi Bonomi
08 Feb 2020: Montegrappa Writing Prize winner Stacey Siebritz explains what the prize means to her, and UK literary agent Luigi Bonomi explains the role he'll play mentoring her and helping take her manuscript 'The Leap' to publication.
Emirates Airline Festival of Literature: Tayari Jones
08 Feb 2020: Tayari Jones shares the sofa with Annabelle Corton on Talking of Books live at the Emirates Festival of Literature 2020 to discuss her novel 'An American Marriage’ which traces the lives of Roy, a man wrongly convicted of a crime, and his wife Celestial.
Emirates Airline Festival of Literature: Gavin Thurston
08 Feb 2020: The man behind the scenes of 17 of Sir David Attenborough’s nature documentaries, award-winning cameraman Gavin Thurston, shares his secrets on how to capture cheeky monkeys at their cheekiest and chats about his book 'Journeys in the Wild: The Secret Life of a Cameraman’.
Emirates Airline Festival of Literature: Ross Collins
08 Feb 2020: Scottish artist Ross Collins has illustrated over 100 books for children and written a few too. He shares his insights on drawing for children in favourites like ’There’s a Bear on My Chair’ and 'This Zoo Is Not for You’.
Emirates Airline Festival of Literature: Sara Jane Arbury & Fiona Ross
08 Feb 2020: Sara-Jane Arbury and Fiona Ross are the wordsmiths behind 'Roald Dahl’s Rotsome and Repulsant Words’. They explain to Annabelle Corton how their lively lexicon lets children discover etymologies, definitions and fascinating language facts along the way.
Emirates Airline Festival of Literature: Markus Zusak
08 Feb 2020: Bestselling Australian author Markus Zusak explains to the Talking of Books team the pressure of finishing a book that was 13 years in the making, and why his daughter is perhaps the sharpest critic of his productivity.
Emirates Airline Festival of Literature: Esi Edugyan
08 Feb 2020: Historical fiction writer, Esi Edugyan, explains to Annabelle Corton the ideas and process behind ‘Washington Black’ the story of an eleven-year-old slave who finds himself pursuing a promise of freedom.
Emirates Airline Festival of Literature: Kevin Crossley-Holland & Nujeen Mustafa
08 Feb 2020: Poet Kevin Crossley-Holland met Syrian refugee Nujeen Mustafa here in Dubai at the 2017 Litfest which resulted in him writing her story 'Everyday Wonders: The Girl from Aleppo’. They discuss their collaboration on the eve of a multinational choir performing their work at the Festival F…