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My favourite reads: Adam Workman
When I moved to the UAE six years ago, I was forced to admit defeat in my aim of never digitising my music collection – 10,000 CDs didn’t quite stack up when it came to my baggage limit. But I still refuse to cross the divide into e-readers. Hence, when I say these are my five favourite books, they really are books.
Book review: Stalin’s Meteorologist: One Man’s Untold Story of Love, Life and Death is an extraordinary read
Olivier Rolin’s account of the life and fall of Stalin’s meteorologist Alexey Wangenheim, sent to a gulag in the White Sea, is powerful book
Book review: Rock in a Hard Place: Music and Mayhem in the Middle East by Orlando Crowcroft
We review a book framed on the night Metallica performed in Abu Dhabi in 2011. Listen to our podcast where the author of this article, the journalist who covered the gig and The National's Weekend editor discuss heavy metal in the Middle East
Two new Harry Potter books set to be published in October
British publishing house Bloomsbury revealed that two new Potter books will be released in conjunction with the launch of a Harry Potter exhibition
Modhesh World reading corner returns to Dubai
The idea behind the initiative is to promote stronger reading habits across the younger generations
Why Rumi was the perfect baby name for Beyoncé and Jay-Z
13th-century Muslim scholar has long been the most read poet in the United States
Adaptation and adaptability: Jane Austen beyond the page
On the 200th anniversary of the novelist's death we look at the popular versions of her works that have made the cinematic grade.
Book review: Christopher Bollen's The Destroyers
Greece is hot literary stuff right now - a surface set-up of pleasure and wealth alongside the suffering and trauma only a brief boat ride away across the Aegean
Journalist and social activist Jack Shaheen dies at 81
Shaheen was most famously known for being the author of the book Reel Bad Arabs which explored the (usually negative) representation of Arabs and Muslims in Hollywood culture
Latif Al Ani: chronicler of modernity in a now vanished Iraq
A monograph of Latif Al Ani’s work, winner of 2017’s Historical Book Award at Les Rencontres d’Arles, throws mid-century Iraq and its troubled modern counterpart into sharp relief