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On this podcast you will find full session recordings from the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature and festival author interviews with Emirates ICE, as well as some special features. The Festival is the Arab World’s largest celebration of the written and spoken word, connecting readers with authors and books. The Festival is organised by the Emirates Literature Foundation, a non-profit NGO established to spread the love of literature.
 
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Fearmongering and disinformation are serious problems today, and the medical world, in particular, is plagued by junk science, outdated theories and highly contested data presented as fact – not to mention dangerous conspiracy theories such as the one driving the anti-vaccine movement. Our panel of medical experts takes a scalpel to the mass of con…
 
Do you feel like you are surrounded by idiots? What is going on in the head of that one colleague you just can’t work with? How do meetings always end up over-length and off-topic? Our panel brings together two authors who have tackled these questions and more in their books on business, cross-cultural communication and the always-challenging art o…
 
Science (and science writing) begins with questions. They can be sensible questions, like “Why is the sky blue?” But even better, they can be silly questions! Award-winning science author Isabel Thomas will take you on a whirlwind tour of the funniest questions asked by scientists – showing how silly questions lead to serious science! You’ll discov…
 
Among today’s upheavals in the Middle East, a global pandemic and economic recessions, the timely release of Adrift by world-renowned scholar and bestselling author Amin Maalouf is his attempt at making sense of our world as it is today. Expertly weaving in his life story while mapping turning points in the Middle East’s geopolitics, Maalouf addres…
 
Youngest Nobel laureate and Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai has never stopped advocating for girls’ right to education, despite the attempt on her life by the Taliban in 2012 in her home, Pakistan’s Swat Valley. Join the conversation with Malala, now a fresh graduate from Oxford in politics, philosophy, and economics, as she delves into her lif…
 
Elif Shafak’s remarkable career has seen her use the power of story to bring people together. Perhaps most famous for her fiction, which includes bestsellers The Forty Rules of Love and 10 minutes 38 seconds in This Strange World, she is also the author of reflective and insightful non-fiction. Intellectual and entertaining, universal and personal,…
 
As firm believers in the redemption and enlightenment that can be found in a book, the Emirates Literature Foundation has been working for more than two years with Dubai Penal and Correctional Institutions and Dubai Police to organise visits from Dubai-based and international authors to help inmates engage with books and the writing process. After …
 
Detective John Rebus may have retired, but bestselling crime author, Ian Rankin, certainly has not! The latest instalment continues the story of Rebus’s post-retirement meddling in the changing landscape of Scottish policing, as his protégé Siobhan Clarke investigates how the body of a long-missing private investigator was found on land that had be…
 
What makes going from A to B an adventure, not a destination? A map can show you the layout of a place, but its emotional geography is something that takes a bit more time and skill to uncover. Leon McCarron is a Northern Irish adventurer, filmmaker, writer and motivational speaker, who believes in the importance of a slower pace to truly understan…
 
A former British police officer, Clare Mackintosh is now a Sunday Times bestselling author. Her debut novel I Let You Go was a Richard & Judy book club pick and won Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award in 2016. In 2017, it was announced that she had sold over one million copies worldwide. Her second novel I See You reached number …
 
For any woman who has ever looked at her Instagram feed and thought, 'Who are these women, and how the hell do they do it?' The internet has set destructive standards of flawlessness and comparison. Katherine Ormerod, journalist and social media mogul, explodes our social-media-addled ideas about body image, money, relationships, motherhood, career…
 
Keith Stuart is an author and journalist. His debut novel, A Boy Made of Blocks, was a Richard and Judy Book club pick and a bestseller, inspired by Keith’s real-life relationship with his autistic son. His second novel, Days of Wonder, is a story about story about family, love and finding magic in everyday life. He has written for publications inc…
 
Leon McCarron is a Northern Irish storyteller and is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. Leon walked 3,000 miles across China which took him six months while filming for a National Geographic TV show. He also cycled 14,000 miles from New York to Hong Kong and trekked 1,000 miles through the Empty Quarter desert in Oman which became a featur…
 
Sue Nelson is an award-winning science journalist and broadcaster, formerly a BBC TV science correspondent and Radio 4 presenter. Sue was a presenter of The Material World on BBC Radio 4 and has presented a number of science series on Radio 4 including Britain’s Modern Brunels and Citizen Scientist in 2006. She was also the co-author of How To Clon…
 
Lewis Dartnell is an author, presenter and Professor of Science Communication at the University of Westminster. He’s well known for his work, The Knowledge: How to Rebuild our World from Scratch. Lewis has written science articles for popular magazines like New Scientist and written books such as Life in the Universe and has contributed an essay on…
 
Bestselling horror writer Joe Hill, best known for his novels 'Horns', 'The Fireman' and the horror comic series 'Locke and Key'. Son of prolific horror writer, Stephen King, here he is interviewed for Emirates ICE.על ידי Emirates Literature Foundation
 
What’s it like to see your life unfold on the big screen? Authors Saroo Brierley and Cheryl Strayed know, having seen their bestselling memoirs adapted as major motion pictures. Together they discuss the excitement and stress of seeing their deeply personal stories retold by movie studios and released to a whole new audience. Saroo Brierley is the …
 
Historian and travel writer, best known for his critically acclaimed 'White Mughals' and 'Return of a King', William Dalrymple is interviewed for the Emirates ICE channel at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature.על ידי Emirates Literature Foundation
 
The biggest selling English-language author in India’s history, Chetan Bhagat’s novels and non-fiction alike provoke discussion on a wide range of social problems while entertaining millions of readers. His seventh novel One Indian Girl explores the demands placed on young women caught between family, career and love, while the advice collected in …
 
The Eisner Award-winning Locke and Key comic series has sold more than a million copies and is already considered a modern comics classic, pitting a grieving family against the forces of evil and their own buried secrets. For the first time in Dubai, the creators appear together on stage to discuss their work, an upcoming TV adaptation, and their r…
 
Nobel Peace Prize winner and microfinance innovator Muhammad Yunus has a vision of a new economic system that unleashes altruism as a creative force just as powerful as self-interest. In his new book A World of Three Zeros he describes a world of zero poverty, zero unemployment and zero net emissions – and introduces the innovative social businesse…
 
Stephen Ritz’s seeds of motivation have blossomed into an international movement – come and discover The Power of a Plant! ‘America’s favourite teacher’ turned around his struggling New York school by changing its grounds into urban gardens. His students’ health, grades and community spirit, previously some of the worst in the country, completely t…
 
Discover a powerful story of love, rebellion and magical destiny set in post-apocalyptic Africa. Nnedi Okorafor’s Who Fears Death is being adapted for television by HBO and George RR Martin, and follows the journey of Onye – a woman on a quest for vengeance against her sorcerous father. A winner of the Hugo, Nebula and World Fantasy Awards as well …
 
The Little Book of Hygge was a runaway success and redefined ‘contentment’ for the world. Author Meik Wiking, CEO of the Happiness Research Institute, has been called ‘the Indiana Jones of smiles’ – and now he’s back on a new quest to unlock the doors to happiness (or lykke) for us all! Wiking’s native Denmark is considered the happiest country in …
 
Join us for an hour of mischief, laughter and master storytelling with one of the world’s most prolific and best-loved writers, Alexander McCall Smith. Author of more than 100 books including the internationally bestselling No 1 Ladies Detective Agency, 44 Scotland Street and Corduroy Mansions series, McCall Smith was recently awarded the prestigio…
 
Number one bestselling children’s author, talent show judge and actor David Walliams returns to Dubai to reveal all about his latest laugh-out-loud books! The author of The Midnight Gang, Grandpa’s Great Escape and new book Bad Dad (about a wild scheme to return stolen loot!) will be talking to his friend and fellow author Andy Riley about hilariou…
 
Westeros wouldn’t last a week without someone keeping the ravens in order – and that’s the job of animal trainer Julie Tottman. Julie is a vital part of the Game of Thrones team, with the difficult but rewarding job of training ravens, wolves, man-eating hounds and (occasionally) over-ambitious directors for their turn in the spotlight. She has als…
 
‘Good people bring out the good in other people’, says leadership expert Francis Kong. But how do you put this to practice in a challenging workplace or when serious problems arise? An entrepreneur and business consultant with decades of experience, Kong is here to reveal the power of a simple trait: having the right attitude. This entertaining tal…
 
Award-winning game scriptwriter and narrative designer, best known for the immensely popular reimagining of Tomb Raider. Daughter of Terry Pratchett -- Rolling back the years…. It’s vintage LitFest! Since 2009, the Festival has had its own podcast channel on board Emirates flights, featuring interviews from some of the Festival’s top authors.…
 
One of Britain’s most prolific and best-loved poets for both adults and children; he has been called 'the patron saint of poetry' by Carol Ann Duffy -- Rolling back the years…. It’s vintage LitFest! Since 2009, the Festival has had its own podcast channel on board Emirates flights, featuring interviews from some of the Festival’s top authors.…
 
Award-winning illustrator of over 800 books including the immensely successful 'Horrid Henry' and 'Little Princess' series -- Rolling back the years…. It’s vintage LitFest! Since 2009, the Festival has had its own podcast channel on board Emirates flights, featuring interviews from some of the Festival’s top authors.…
 
CEO of the Happiness Research Institute in Copenhagen and one of the leading experts in global happiness. Author of Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well--Rolling back the years…. It’s vintage LitFest!Since 2009, the Festival has had its own podcast channel on board Emirates flights, featuring interviews from some of the Festival’s top …
 
Crime writer best known for his detective Tom Thorne series; has also written children's thrillers 'Triskelion'--Rolling back the years…. It’s vintage LitFest!Since 2009, the Festival has had its own podcast channel on board Emirates flights, featuring interviews from some of the Festival’s top authors.Now, curated for your enjoyment, is a selectio…
 
Photographer, adventurer and author of award-winning books about his experience walking the length of the Nile, crossing the Himalayas and his 1800 mile trek around America--Rolling back the years…. It’s vintage LitFest!Since 2009, the Festival has had its own podcast channel on board Emirates flights, featuring interviews from some of the Festival…
 
Explosive performance poet and current chancellor of Manchester University; was the official poet of the 2012 Olympics--Rolling back the years…. It’s vintage LitFest!Since 2009, the Festival has had its own podcast channel on board Emirates flights, featuring interviews from some of the Festival’s top authors.Now, curated for your enjoyment, is a s…
 
Celebrity chef and author of nearly 40 cookbooks who popularised Chinese cooking around the world--Rolling back the years…. It’s vintage LitFest!Since 2009, the Festival has had its own podcast channel on board Emirates flights, featuring interviews from some of the Festival’s top authors.Now, curated for your enjoyment, is a selection from the arc…
 
Author, broadcaster and playwright; best known for her Languedoc Trilogy including 'Labyrinth', 'Sepulchre' and 'Citadel'--Rolling back the years…. It’s vintage LitFest!Since 2009, the Festival has had its own podcast channel on board Emirates flights, featuring interviews from some of the Festival’s top authors.Now, curated for your enjoyment, is …
 
Renowned British reporter and author of non-fiction including 'The Kindness of Strangers', 'Into Danger' and 'Fighting on the Home Front'--Rolling back the years…. It’s vintage LitFest!Since 2009, the Festival has had its own podcast channel on board Emirates flights, featuring interviews from some of the Festival’s top authors.Now, curated for you…
 
Richard & Judy are one of British TV’s most popular presenting couples, dominating daytime television in the 90s. They co-founded Richard & Judy's Book Club and are both authors in their own right--Rolling back the years…. It’s vintage LitFest!Since 2009, the Festival has had its own podcast channel on board Emirates flights, featuring interviews f…
 
CEO of the Emirates Literature Foundation, Isobel Abulhoul, founded the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature which brings people of all ages together with authors from across the world to promote education, debate and, above all else, a love of reading.-Rolling back the years…. It’s vintage LitFest!Since 2009, the Festival has had its own podcas…
 
Actor, TV Broadcaster and produce and author of 20 books for children including the powerful and influential ‘Coming to England.’ She is known as presenter of children's programmes such as Play School, Play Away and Fast Forward--Rolling back the years…. It’s vintage LitFest!Since 2009, the Festival has had its own podcast channel on board Emirates…
 
Food writer and multi-award-winning author of numerous Middle Eastern cookbooks – and is often credited with changing Britain’s food habits--Rolling back the years…. It’s vintage LitFest!Since 2009, the Festival has had its own podcast channel on board Emirates flights, featuring interviews from some of the Festival’s top authors.Now, curated for y…
 
Author and comedy writer, best known for the book series 'Young Bond' and 'The Enemy' and TV shows including 'The Fast Show'--Rolling back the years…. It’s vintage LitFest!Since 2009, the Festival has had its own podcast channel on board Emirates flights, featuring interviews from some of the Festival’s top authors.Now, curated for your enjoyment, …
 
World-renowned biographer whose subjects have included Tom Cruise, Angelina Jolie and Princess Diana; in '17 Carnations' he examines the cover-up of Edward VIII's Nazi connections.--Rolling back the years…. It’s vintage LitFest!Since 2009, the Festival has had its own podcast channel on board Emirates flights, featuring interviews from some of the …
 
Internationally-acclaimed young adult author of over 40 books, including the COLA series and The Shapeshifter series--Rolling back the years…. It’s vintage LitFest!Since 2009, the Festival has had its own podcast channel on board Emirates flights, featuring interviews from some of the Festival’s top authors.Now, curated for your enjoyment, is a sel…
 
Jane has been a part of the Abu Dhabi Global Environmental Data Initiative (AGEDI) team since the organisation’s inception in 2003. Inaugurated in 2002, AGEDI was formed to facilitate quality environmental data that equips policy-makers with actionable, timely information to inform and guide critical decisions. AGEDI works in close coordination wit…
 
Dr Richard Perry is a zoologist by training with a doctorate in “Evolutionary Population Dynamics”, although these days he is more involved in organisational development at the Environment Agency Abu Dhabi. He is an advisor in the Secretary General’s Office and Chairman of the Research and Technical Committee.His this presentation to the ENHG he co…
 
Raj is one of a select few individuals that has successfully climbed, unguided, the highest mountain on every continent in the world. He now uses his experience to help others achieve; safely guiding and inspiring those under his charge to fulfil their dreams and ambitions. For example, he was asked to lead the Celebrity BBC Comic Relief climb on M…
 
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