Author signing his book at SIBF 2013
If you were hoping to meet one of your favourite authors at the Sharjah Book Fair this year, you’re not too late. The opening days of the fair have featured releases by Asma Puthanchira, Shabu Kikithattil, and Manu Rehman. Several
exciting opportunities remain for you to meet the authors you admire and get your hands on a copy of a much-loved book, with the opportunity to have it signed by the author.
On Monday, 11 November, Balachandren Thekkanmar’s of the Sharjah Government will launch Reflections, which was published by the Sharjah Department of Culture and Information. A reading will be held for invited guests and the media. Afterwards, the public is invited for a question and answer session, concluding with a book signing.
On Tues, 12 November, meet Ravender Singh who will present his 2009 novel, I too had a Love Story. An instant best-seller in India, Singh's first book is based on a real-life incident of being engaged, falling in love, and the untimely death of his fiancé. The author has also published Can Love Happen Twice, Love Stories That Touched My Heart, and Like It Happened Yesterday.
On Saturday, 16 November, Bilal Tanweer reads from The Scatter Here is too Great, a portrait of Karachi and its people. The novel is told through various points of view; all of whom witnessed a tragic bomb blast in the heart of the city. Tanweer has been hailed as an important new voice from Pakistan in his stunning debut.
The fair will be open daily from 10am to 10pm for eleven days. All sessions are free and available on a first come first serve basis. For more information, visit www.sharjahbookfair.com.