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Back to school

June 14, 2017

Did you know that every author who attends the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature is encouraged to make at least one visit to a school, college or university while in Dubai? This year I visited the Year 12s at GEMS WSO, Dubai, to talk about different ways in which they could use English for a career.

Montegrappa winners!

June 14, 2017

When I won the Montegrappa Prize for First Fiction at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature back in 2013, no-one knew how things would turn out: it was the first time a competition of this nature had been run in Dubai and, unlike in similar competitions in the UK, no book contract was offered. What I had won, though (aside from a marvellous trip to the London Book Fair thanks to Emirates Airline and The Inter-Continental Park Lane), was a toe in the door of top agent Luigi Bonomi in London.

Summer reads

June 4, 2015

If you’re looking for a great read this summer, check out Dubai92’s list of top reads compiled by listeners… very happy to see Coming Home is on it!