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EAIFL: An Interview with Alexander McCall Smith – The Humble Scot

March 14, 2010

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When I scored an interview with Alexander McCall Smith, I was so ecstatic that I walked into the room without my pen and notepad. Only after excusing myself to hurry out and get them, did we finally sit down for an interview. Sorry, chat. Best known as the man behind The No.1 Ladies Detective Agency […]

EAIFL Day 2 – Of Crime Writers, Biographers and Poets

March 13, 2010

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I had much to look forward to from Day 2 of the Lit Fest. The possibility of rubbing shoulders with many more of the great Litteratis and the agenda of sessions I had scheduled for the day had me rushing out of the office half way though the day. Being a Thursday evening and the […]

EAIFL: An Interview with Ian Whybrow – On Writing for ‘Little People.’

March 12, 2010

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Some might have grown out of the books they used to read as a child, but for others it’s harder to let go. I managed to catch a quick chat with Ian Whybrow at the Emirates Airlines Festival of Literature this evening; best-selling author of over a 100 children’s books, so well-received that they’ve been […]

EAIFL Day 1 – With Robert Greene & Youssef Ziedan

March 11, 2010

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My excuse for not being present at the grand opening of the Emirates Airlines Festival of Literature, is work. Eager though to make sure I made the most of what I had missed, I rushed straight from the office to the festival  venue. The evening was relatively calmer in comparison to earlier in the day […]

The Emirates Airlines International Festival of Literature – Food for the Intellect

March 10, 2010

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As written for The UAE Community Blog The term book or reading is tragically fast becoming (if not already) synonymous with the moniker nerd, or even geek. Imagine then the tag assigned to an entire festival dedicated to the sole purpose of promoting literature. The Emirates Airlines International Festival of Literature (EAIFL) was launched in 2009 to dispel that very […]