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The Path to Publication in 2022: Kira Jean, Luigi Bonomi & Sheila Crowley and the Emirates LitFest Writing Prize announced

The Path to Publication in 2022: Kira Jean, Luigi Bonomi & Sheila Crowley and the Emirates LitFest Writing Prize announced

Date/Time: Saturday 5 February 2022 15:00-16:00

Venue: Al Habtoor Ballroom, Habtoor Palace, Al Habtoor City

Language: English

Session No. 3 

Our newly revamped and revitalised LitFest Writing Prize has attracted huge interest from aspiring writers in the UAE. Before we announce the winners, judges Luigi Bonomi, Kira Jean and Sheila Crowley will discuss what they like to see in a manuscript and what they think makes a commercially viable book, as well as valuable tricks of the trade that any would-be author is well-advised to learn!

Luigi Bonomi is a literary agent who has launched the careers of many bestselling authors. He is the founder of Luigi Bonomi Associates (LBA), which represents a variety of authors, journalists and writers including the multi-million bestselling authors, Susan Lewis, Simon Scarrow, Fern Britton, and Ben Miller – all of whom are regular top ten Sunday Times Bestsellers.

Kira Jean is the founder and CEO of The Dreamwork Collective, an independent print and digital publishing company that shares the region’s most unique voices and powerful stories.

Sheila Crowley is a literary agent and joint MD of the Curtis Brown book department, representing internationally bestselling authors such as Jojo Moyes, Santa Montefiore, Clare Mackintosh and Louise Candlish.

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