Adult event
Peeling the Onion with Avni Doshi, Farah Ali, Mira Sethi & Selma Dabbagh

Peeling the Onion with Avni Doshi, Farah Ali, Mira Sethi & Selma Dabbagh

Date/Time: Saturday 5 February 2022 16:00-17:00

Venue: Al Joud Ballroom 3, Hilton, Al Habtoor City

Language: English

Session No. 37 

What is the process of making great writing…great? This panel of authors is here to unpeel the onion of their work through readings of excerpts from their books and a discussion of the craft and story behind each piece.

Avni Doshi is the author of Burnt Sugar which was shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize and is being translated into more than twenty languages.

Farah Ali is a Pakistani poet and short story writer based in the UAE. Her work has won numerous awards, including the Pushcart Prize in 2020. Her debut short story collection People Want to Live was published Autumn 2021.

Mira Sethi is an actor, writer and former books editor. Her debut story collection, Are You Enjoying? is out now from Alfred A. Knopf.

Selma Dabbagh is a British Palestinian writer of fiction whose debut novel, Out of It, was a Guardian Book of the Year and won the Premio Opera in Spoleto, 2019. She is the editor of We Wrote In Symbols; Love and Lust by Arab Women Writers(Saqi, 2021). Her writing has been published in Granta and Wasafiri and translated into several languages.

Simultaneous translation available in Arabic.
AED 65

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