Back to school

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.

With the GEMS WSO Year 12s

I also spent a wonderful morning at Al Maarif Boy’s School, where I spoke to Emirati boys about what life’s like as an author – and hopefully inspired a few to keep up with their writing.

With the boys at Al Maarif School