Annabel Kantaria

VectorIn 2013, Annabel Kantaria won the inaugural Montegrappa Writing Prize, now the Emirates LitFest Writing Prize at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature and went on to secure a contract to write three commercial novels, followed by a second three-book contract with HQ Stories at Harper Collins UK. She currently has five published novels, with the latest, The House of Whispers, written under the pseudonym Anna Kent. Annabel has a bachelor’s in psychology from Warwick University, and worked as a non-fiction book editor in London before moving to Dubai in 1998, where she took on the role of editor of the region’s leading woman’s magazine, Emirates Woman. Between 2010 and 2015, Annabel wrote the popular ‘Expat’ blog for the Telegraph. Annabel also teaches workshops on writing and editing and is an active participant at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature and the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair. In 2019, she worked on a ground-breaking project with bestselling author Clare Mackintosh, in which the two authors worked as writers-in-residence inside Dubai Central Prison, coaching inmates to write their own work, which was published as an anthology: Tomorrow, I Will Fly.
Events for Annabel Kantaria
Workshop Adult
10 Ways to Level Up Your Writing: Workshop with Annabel Kantaria & Jessica Jarlvi
Past Event

10 Ways to Level Up Your Writing: Workshop with Annabel Kantaria & Jessica Jarlvi

Date/Time: Sunday 13 February 2022 12:00-13:30Venue: Arfaj, Hilton, Al Habtoor City
Language: EnglishSession No. 821 
AED 200 
You can write – but how do you make your words come alive on the page? In this c... Read More
Adult event
Annabel Kantaria (Anna Kent): The House of Whispers
Past Event

Annabel Kantaria (Anna Kent): The House of Whispers

Date/Time: Friday 11 February 2022 17:30-18:30Venue: Chia, Hilton, Al Habtoor City
Language: EnglishSession No. 146 
AED 65 
Annabel Kantaria is one of our very own literary success stories. The winner of ... Read More
Adult event
Strongly Worded Letters: Annabel Kantaria, Ben Miller, Marina Wheeler & Mira Sethi
Past Event

Strongly Worded Letters: Annabel Kantaria, Ben Miller, Marina Wheeler & Mira Sethi

Date/Time: Saturday 5 February 2022 20:00-21:00Venue: Al Joud Ballroom 2, Hilton, Al Habtoor City
Language: EnglishSession No. 44 
AED 65 
The strongly worded letter – while generally associated with complaints, we’ve g... Read More