Sharjah, the UNESCO World Book Capital 2019-20, offers multiple pathways for both children and adults to engage with books, reading and culture, and root themselves in the thriving literary landscape of the emirate.
As Guest of Honour at Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2022, Sharjah will proudly showcase the diversity of Arab children’s literature through panel discussions, workshops, reading and matchmaking sessions led by 30+ writers, illustrators, artists and storytellers from the region. SBA will also present 17 Arabic-Italian translations authored by Emirati writers, and organise four school visits, hands-on workshops, and interactive storytelling sessions.
About the Sharjah Book Authority
Established in December 2014, SBA is dedicated to encouraging investment in creative industries and offering a platform for knowledge and intellectual exchange between peoples from different civilisations and cultures. SBA is tasked with highlighting the significant role of writers and their influence in promoting community awareness in view of the technological advancement and diversity of sources of knowledge. It also aims to attract relevant bodies, and all concerned about the cultural sector in general, with a focus on the publishing, printing, translation, documentation and children’s books.