Event 5 Saturday 4 March, 3pm-4pm Al Baraha 1, InterContinental
It’s time to award the eagerly anticipated 2017 Montegrappa Prize. This prestigious writing competition open to UAE-based writers has an exceptional record, with five publishing deals in four years.
The competition’s judge, literary agent Luigi Bonomi, is joined this year by two winners who have recently had their first novel published: Lucy Strange, whose children’s novel The Secret of Nightingale Wood came out in 2016 to immediate critical acclaim, and Charlotte Butterfield, whose Me, You and Tiramisu will be launched at this Festival.
This year we also have a very special guest – John Hemingway, author of Strange Tribe: A Family Memoir and grandson of Ernest Hemingway, will present the first-place winner with a limited edition Montegrappa ‘Hemingway: The Writer’ pen – one of only 100 to be created.
Please note that anyone who entered the competition can attend this session free of charge.