Massive subjects like the holocaust and slavery can be tackled through individual experience, says Canadian writer Esi Edugyan
How will the global south impact us culturally?
More than just an economic phenomenon; the global south will change the way we consume our TV, movies and music, says Fatima Bhutto
How to spot a bestseller
In today’s saturated literary market, Dubai still has opportunities for budding authors – they just need the right representation, says Luigi Bonomi
Can you teach writing?
Author, teacher and translator Greg Mosse on pouring creativity into a “story-shaped vessel”
How historically important is the planet?
Lewis Dartnell on how understanding the ground beneath our feet is key to understanding the world
Is Aladdin Arabic?
Paulo Lemos Horta on why it doesn’t matter if Disney’s new Aladdin isn’t authentically Middle Eastern – because it never was in the first place
Travel essentials: the fountain pen
A picture may paint a thousand words, but the simple pleasure of putting pen to paper should not be discounted