Emirates Airline Festival of Literature
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December 30, 2019, 9:02 am
The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature is the Arab World’s largest celebration of the written and spoken word, featuring international and regional writers, poets, thinkers and speakers from around the world.
Visit the Festival in 2020, 4 – 9 February, to enjoy great conversations, thought provoking discussions, laugh-out-loud interactive children’s sessions, and spectacular special events.
Tickets start from AED 39 and are available from emirateslitfest.com/shop\
In honour of the event, read The Sustainabilist’s exclusive interviews with some of the many renown authors attending EAFL discussing their work, art, music and poetry, the environment, and so much more.
Click on the images below for the full interviews!
Roma AgrawalRoma Agrawal is a tireless promoter of engineering, scientific and technical careers to young people, particularly under-represented groups such as women. She has advised policymakers and government on science education, and has spoken to thousands at universities, schools and organisations worldwide. She is a television presenter, and writes articles about engineering and education.
Tony Juniper CBETony Juniper CBE is a campaigner, writer, sustainability adviser and a well-known British environmentalist. For more than 30 years he has worked for change toward a more sustainable society at local, national and international levels. From providing ecology and conservation experiences for primary school children, making the case for new recycling laws, to orchestrating international campaigns for action on rainforests and climate change, his work has sought change at many levels.
Martin KiszkoBorn 1958, Leeds, UK, Martin Kiszko is of Polish-British origin; his family footfalls echo around the marshes of Belarussian villages as well as the streets of council estates in Leeds. Martin is also a passionate environmentalist and has written two poetry books for children: Green Poems for a Blue Planet and Verse for the Earth. He has travelled around the UK and worldwide with his one man show based on the books.
Gavin ThurstonGavin Thurston is a BAFTA award-winning wildlife cameraman who has worked on seventeen of Sir David Attenborough’s series, including Blue Planet II, Planet Earth II and Our Planet. In Journeys in the Wild he reveals the extraordinary adventures and true stories of tracking down and filming the world’s most captivating creatures.
Julia JohnsonA thirst for adventure brought Julia Johnson to Dubai more than 40 years ago, and much of her writing inspiration comes from the UAE and Oman. A desire to share her discoveries about the region led to her first story, The Pearl Diver, now read and enjoyed in primary schools throughout the Gulf. Many more books followed, including the award-winning The Turtle Secret and The Secret of the Cave. Her latest book is Lizard and Toad. She has just finished a longer, darker story about the Arabian Gulf’s pearl divers for older children, which is being optioned for film.
Kate HumbleGrowing up around farms and wildlife, Kate Humble has always had a fascination for nature. After leaving school, Kate travelled further afield to explore Africa; travelling from Cape to Cairo doing various jobs along the way. Returning to England she began working for television production companies, working her way up to producer before jetting back off to Africa with her husband. Since then, Kate has written travel articles for the likes of The Telegraph, The Times and Wanderlust Magazine; presented numerous BBC nature programmes; and explored much more of the world including walking 1500kms through the Sahara Desert
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