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From Kareena Kapoor to Malcolm Gladwell; Sharjah International Book Fair presents its programming ahead of the new season – News


The event will begin from November 1 to 12 at the Sharjah Expo Center.

Published: Monday, October 16, 2023, 3:10 p.m.

Bookworms’ favorite time of year is back as the Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) presents its final season this November.

The 42nd edition of the fair will celebrate a host of renowned authors, film celebrities, thought leaders and global influencers, including Nobel Laureates and best-selling authors.

The event will begin from November 1 to 12 at the Sharjah Expo Centre.

Take a look at all the authors, actors, Nobel laureates, and renowned people from various fields who will grace the event.

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Renowned authors

Among the star guests is the first African laureate, the Nigerian author Wole Soyinka, who received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1986.

The event will feature English-Canadian journalist, author and public speaker Malcolm Timothy Gladwell, whose first six books were on the New York Times best-seller list and who was included on the Times 100 list. most influential. This will be held under the theme ‘We Speak Books’.

Other acclaimed authors include Thomas Erikson, a Swedish best-selling author and active speaker whose books have been translated into 60 languages ​​and sold more than 7 million copies; and the British Pakistani novelist Mohsin Hamid, author of ‘Exit West’.

Thomas Erickson

Thomas Erickson

Mohsin Hamid

Mohsin Hamid

Irish author and speaker Vivian James Rigney, author of ‘Naked at The Knife-Edge’, will be present. Her book offers a gripping first-hand account of her summit on Everest.

Vivian James Rigney

Vivian James Rigney

Icons of space, cinema and the economy.

In addition to literary luminaries, the diverse lineup of participants includes astronauts, actors, and investment and personal development experts.

Sunitha Williams, an American astronaut and US Navy officer known for her participation in space expeditions to the International Space Station, will speak at the event.

Sunita Williams

Sunita Williams

Acclaimed Indian actress and one of Bollywood’s biggest stars, Kareena Kapoor, will also be at the event. The actress is also the author of the book ‘Kareena Kapoor Khan’s Pregnancy Bible’.

Kareena Kapoor

Kareena Kapoor

Monika Halan, a respected Indian personal finance writer, speaker and television personality, who offers expertise in money management and investments, will accompany the actress.

monika halan

monika halan

The 42nd edition of the SIBF will host 2,033 publishers from 108 countries, which will exhibit more than 1.5 million titles. This year’s edition will feature 1,700 activities with 215 guests from 69 countries, in addition to 460 events in the cultural program with 127 Arab and non-Arab authors and artists from 33 countries.


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