More than 100 writers have confirmed their presence for the 2016 Emirates Airline Festival of Literature said Isobel Abulhoul CEO and trustee of the Emirates Literature Foundation and festival director of the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature. Organisers say monthly announcements of writers participating in the upcoming festival which will take place from March 8 to 12 next year will continue up until the launch in October of this year. They have released the first set of 12 writers which has drummed up great deal of excitement among book lovers. “The official launch of the 2016 Festival will be in October and our author list to date looks incredible” Isobel Abulhoul said.
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Prominent cultural figure Sheikha Shamma Bint Mohammad Bin Khalid Al Nahyan received the 2015 Emirates Literature Foundation Personality of the Year Award in recognition of her major contribution towards fostering literacy, education and love of literature in all its forms.
In his capacity as Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has issued decree No 8 of 2013 establishing ‘Emirates Literature Foundation’ with a share capital of Dh18.7 million.
As per the decree, the Emirates Literature Foundation shall enjoy an independent legal authority with legal capacity to promote literature and create a suitable environment for writers. According to the decree, Emirates Airlines, Dubai Culture and Arts Authority and LitFest shall comprise the co-founders.
The decree also stipulates the formation of the Board of Trustees of “Emirates Literature Foundation”, with Chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation and Chief Executive of Emirates Group Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum as Chairman and the membership of Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Isobel Abulhoul, Dr. Lowai Mohammed Belhoul; Maurice Flangan; Dr Rafia Obaid Ghubash; and Dr Hessa Abdullah Lootah.