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Emirati Book Fair (EBF), being held from April 20 – 24 at Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) headquarters, has been announced by SBA. In collaboration with the Emirates Writers Union, the event will offer ten Emirati publishing houses a public platform to display thousands of works by local authors.


EBF provides a platform for publishers, authors, and intellectuals to network, highlights new titles by emerging writers, sheds light on the creative journeys of the UAE’s literary talents and covers various cultural topics, in addition to spotlighting UAE’s thriving cultural scene. The book fair promotes local content of every genre, including academic books, novels, historical titles and children’s literature.

Ahmed bin Rakkad Al Ameri, Chairman of SBA, said: “EBF stems from the directives of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, to support and strengthen the Emirati publishing industry. EBF attests to the growth of the Emirati publishing sector, and presents a unique opportunity for readers to explore Emirati publishers’ latest offerings”.

Open to public starting April 21, 9pm – 1am, the book fair will also host panel discussions and poetry evenings that will be led by renowned Emirati authors and intellectuals.