Here are six Emirati writers who are breaking new ground in literature. They will all be on hand at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature from Feb. 4-9.
The founder of House 101 publishers is determined to explain the UAE’s culture to others through literature with her next book, “101 Misconceptions about the UAE, Explained!”
Dubai Abulhoul Alfalasi
Alfalasi is the author of “Galagolia: The Hidden Divination,” the first Emirati fantasy novel in English. She is currently writing a series of children’s books on Emirati folklore, with four published so far.
He is best known for his “Ask Ali” TV show and books and will launch his new book, “The Answers” in 2020.
Omar Saif Ghobash
Ghobash is the author of “Letters to a Young Muslim,” an exploration of what it means to be a Muslim in the 21st century.
He has written 15 collections of short stories and is best known for “The Wink of an Eye” and “Bleeding Heart.
Al-Serkal garnered attention with her debut book, “Mira’s Curly Hair” — a picture book for children about self-acceptance. The book tells the tale of a little girl who learns to embrace her natural hair.