The 39 Beirut39 authors
The meeting of these 39 authors is the result of a widespread call to readers, publishers, literary agents and authors all over the Arab speaking world to put forward their own candidates. The event is also a perfect occasion to read and debate over contemporary narrative in the Arab world. More...
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The ‘39 authors under 39’ were chosen by a jury of four well-known and respected Arab writers, academics and journalists: Abdo Wazen, Saif al-Rahbi, Alawiya Sobh and Dr Gaber Asfour.
Hay Festival announced the 39 selected authors at Frankfurt Book Fair on 16 October 2009. More information at: www.beirut39.com
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