<![CDATA[Books]]> http://www.thenational.ae/arts-culture/books en_US en_US Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival features books, also programmes on issues such as child abuse http://www.thenational.ae/arts-culture/sharjah-childrens-reading-festival-features-books-also-programmes-on-issues-such-as-child-abuse Sun, 20 Apr 2014 16:18:32 GMT BAD6BC27-94AF-46C7-921E-A8F616441735 2014-04-20T16:18:32Z In pictures: Colombian hometown mourns Gabriel Garcia Marquez http://www.thenational.ae/arts-culture/writers/in-pictures-colombian-hometown-mourns-gabriel-garcia-marquez Sun, 20 Apr 2014 12:34:02 GMT 56F7F1E3-A381-4139-9557-6D0B5BB50E85 2014-04-20T12:34:02Z Mourning and memories in Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s languid hometown http://www.thenational.ae/arts-culture/writers/mourning-and-memories-in-gabriel-garcia-marquezs-languid-hometown Sun, 20 Apr 2014 12:32:41 GMT 752F2112-DDBE-4772-BA38-5363249DA0C1 2014-04-20T12:32:41Z The life and times of Gabriel Garcia Marquez http://www.thenational.ae/arts-culture/books/the-life-and-times-of-gabriel-garcia-marquez Sat, 19 Apr 2014 13:49:43 GMT 6E1512F5-0623-4457-AD28-39A7CDEE7E13 2014-04-19T13:49:43Z Hurry – deadline for The National’s short-story contest is Saturday, April 19 http://www.thenational.ae/hurry-deadline-for-the-nationals-short-story-contest-is-saturday-april-19 Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:34:43 GMT 46AD8523-4A7E-4B84-8C8B-A3B0ADA4EB18 2014-04-17T13:34:43Z Counter intelligence: the West’s silly and sinister approach to radicalism http://www.thenational.ae/arts-culture/books/counter-intelligence-the-wests-silly-and-sinister-approach-to-radicalism Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:29:42 GMT 5E70AFB3-EC34-43D6-9844-E1CF0D1853DA 2014-04-16T16:29:42Z Animal magnetism: PEN/Faulkner winner Karen Joy Fowler discusses ethics, experiments and the novel she was always meant to write http://www.thenational.ae/arts-culture/books/animal-magnetism-pen-faulkner-winner-karen-joy-fowler-discusses-ethics-experiments-and-the-novel-she-was-always-meant-to-write Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:29:57 GMT 62734B35-3F6A-452D-9007-F773BDE14AB9 2014-04-16T16:29:57Z Shorter and sweeter: Mai Al-Nakib’s debut collection of short stories hits the mark http://www.thenational.ae/arts-culture/books/shorter-and-sweeter-mai-al-nakibs-debut-collection-of-short-stories-hits-the-mark Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:30:13 GMT 56330620-142D-4BB6-B2FD-C221BE6D5DF0 2014-04-16T16:30:13Z The knowledge economy: Zia Haider Rahman’s debut novel is epic in scale and reach http://www.thenational.ae/arts-culture/books/the-knowledge-economy-zia-haider-rahmans-debut-novel-is-epic-in-scale-and-reach Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:30:21 GMT 3F1B9908-59BE-42CD-B9E8-B40D048489C6 2014-04-16T16:30:21Z Sheikh Zayed Book Award winners to feature in book fair cultural programme http://www.thenational.ae/uae/sheikh-zayed-book-award-winners-to-feature-in-book-fair-cultural-programme Wed, 16 Apr 2014 17:14:49 GMT 35096410-81EB-4C40-A2F2-6C39F3EAD376 2014-04-16T17:14:49Z Abu Dhabi International Book Fair to screen 14 Emirati films http://www.thenational.ae/arts-culture/abu-dhabi-international-book-fair-to-screen-14-emirati-films Tue, 15 Apr 2014 16:36:09 GMT 5447935A-CF70-4BA3-AA80-4B0C289DB480 2014-04-15T16:36:09Z Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival returns http://www.thenational.ae/arts-culture/sharjah-childrens-reading-festival-returns Tue, 15 Apr 2014 14:00:51 GMT A84550E4-AEC6-4DFB-8B58-E9933308CC9B 2014-04-15T14:00:51Z War is a friend only to the undertaker? Historian Ian Morris thinks war has been good for humanity http://www.thenational.ae/arts-culture/books/war-is-a-friend-only-to-the-undertaker-historian-ian-morris-thinks-war-has-been-good-for-humanity Thu, 10 Apr 2014 12:39:16 GMT 0AC064A1-0C22-45DB-BA09-2F648F31E117 2014-04-10T12:39:16Z A murder and a drowning give Linn Ullmann’s Nordic noir a route into family secrets and stresses http://www.thenational.ae/arts-culture/books/a-murder-and-a-drowning-give-linn-ullmanns-nordic-noir-a-route-into-family-secrets-and-stresses Thu, 10 Apr 2014 12:32:22 GMT 29A140C5-7670-4F11-BD28-A2C76FA4CEFF 2014-04-10T12:32:22Z The inescapable past: novelist Kamila Shamsie unearths some beauty from the darkness of history http://www.thenational.ae/arts-culture/books/the-inescapable-past-novelist-kamila-shamsie-unearths-some-beauty-from-the-darkness-of-history Thu, 10 Apr 2014 12:34:00 GMT 7E441CE9-1D99-489E-A633-51AC2A1C32C8 2014-04-10T12:34:00Z Marvel legend Stan Lee hit at Dubai comic con, but Breaking Bad star Esposito asks where’s the female heroes? http://www.thenational.ae/arts-culture/books/marvel-legend-stan-lee-hit-at-dubai-comic-con-but-breaking-bad-star-esposito-asks-wheres-the-female-heroes Sun, 6 Apr 2014 00:01:00 +GMT 5B2A4975-E02A-4D65-AD45-5AAC0C0397DA 2014-04-06T00:01:00Z In pictures: Middle East Film and Comic Con in Dubai http://www.thenational.ae/arts-culture/in-pictures-middle-east-film-and-comic-con-in-dubai Sun, 6 Apr 2014 10:22:39 +GMT F224E5C3-F664-4EED-AD0C-36C802D5E520 2014-04-06T10:22:39Z Get involved with The National’s short-story competition http://www.thenational.ae/arts-culture/abu-dhabi-international-book-fair/get-involved-with-the-nationals-short-story-competition Sat, 5 Apr 2014 15:18:16 +GMT E6C2293A-EA76-41D7-96D5-529529D8D763 2014-04-05T15:18:16Z The facts behind their fiction http://www.thenational.ae/arts-culture/books/the-facts-behind-their-fiction Sat, 5 Apr 2014 11:56:35 +GMT 31F67867-D5D5-4AB4-9781-245B4FFC635E 2014-04-05T11:56:35Z Caroline Glick’s one-state solution for Israel-Palestine asks all the wrong questions http://www.thenational.ae/arts-culture/books/caroline-glicks-one-state-solution-for-israel-palestine-asks-all-the-wrong-questions Thu, 3 Apr 2014 12:34:01 +GMT FEEC1A4B-7453-419E-A7DF-FAB72F271642 2014-04-03T12:34:01Z