• December 11, 2016
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  • Understanding how one’s writing defines who they are gives us insight into human nature
  • Bedding down with books
    Dec 08, 2016 Stephanie Rosenbloom
    ‘People with large book collections are almost always diligent learners.’ Or are some of them posing?
  • Of print bestsellers and box office buzz
    Dec 07, 2016 By Isobel Abulhoul, Special to Gulf News
    Emirates Literature Foundation and the Dubai International Film Festival offer a cross-pollination of our audiences
  • Nicotine by Nell Zink review
    Dec 07, 2016 Reviewed by Elizabeth McKenzie
    A woman befriends a band of approachable squatters in this new comedic and addictive novel
  • The Marches by Rory Stewart review
    Dec 07, 2016 Reviewed by Ian Jack
    Reflections on the relationship between England and Scotland and its political contexts
  • Hitler: Ascent 1889-1939 review
    Dec 07, 2016 Reviewed by Adam Kirsch
    A new biography of the ruthless chancellor of Germany focuses on the personal side of the most powerful man in the history of Europe
  • Look: Cancer girl, 12, takes 'selfie' with King
    Dec 07, 2016 Habib Toumi, Bureau Chief
    Sharifa's selfies with rulers go viral on social media
  • Reading challenge to enlist 7m children
    Dec 06, 2016 Faisal Masudi, Staff Reporter
    Round two of Arab Reading Challenge, which starts in 2017, aims for double participation
  • UAE 4th best-read among Arab nations
    Dec 06, 2016 Derek Baldwin, Chief Reporter
    Arab Reading Index 2016 reveals significant changes in reading patterns in 22 Arab countries from a 2011 survey
  • 40 Bestselling books in UAE for December
    Dec 06, 2016 Rabab Khan, Community Interactivity Editor
    A pick of books you should pick off the shelves for December. This month's collection is brought to you by Borders UAE
  • Arabs spend an average 35 hours on reading
    Dec 05, 2016 Derek Baldwin, Chief Reporter; Faisal Masudi, Staff Reporter
    Preliminary findings of the Arab Reading Index revealed at the Dubai Knowledge Summit on Monday
  • Joan Rivers biography revisits milestones
    Dec 05, 2016 By Manohla Dargis, New York Times News Service
    Leslie Bennett’s ‘Last Girl Before Freeway: The Life, Loves, Losses, and Liberation of Joan Rivers’ tracks the arc of the comedian’s life
  • Great Adaptations returns to Diff
    Dec 04, 2016 Staff Report
    A journey from written book to adapted film
  • What it takes to open a bookshop
    Dec 02, 2016 By Jonah Engel Bromwich, New Tork Times News Service
    There are signs that independent bookstores are making a comeback in New York and other cities, in part through innovative financing
  • Phil Collins on new memoir
    Dec 01, 2016 By James Reed, Los Angeles Times
    In ‘Not Dead Yet’, the singer talks failed marriages, sobriety and career renaissance
  • The tomes of time
    Dec 01, 2016 AFP
    In a quiet corner of Fez, the world’s oldest working library has true classics on its shelves