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Emirates Airline Festival of Literature


It is finally here! The 2019 Emirates Airline Festival of Literature programme is live on our website!

Our theme for 2019 is United by Words, and this theme is brought to life by a programme with more than 175 authors, hailing from 40 different countries.

We have a great selection of books we think you’d like to read, all from our festival authors. And as a programme launch present, our good friends at Magrudy’s are offering you a fantastic 15% off* on these titles for the next four weeks. Just use the code ELFNOV when you make your purchase online.

*Offer valid until 14 December 2018 



Jude was only seven years old when her parents died and she was whisked away to the High Court of Faerie, where she wishes she belonged. To win a place at the court, she must defy the youngest and wickedest Prince Cardan and face the consequences.

Perfect for people who like fantasy, fairies and morally grey characters




Noi isn’t sure about staying at Grandma’s. She boils seaweed for soup and the island where she lives is boring until Noi gets pulled in to the dramatic rescue that will mark the beginning of a new friendship.

Perfect for children who love an adventure




Set in the Edinburgh, 1847, the city of medicine, money and murder. Young women are being discovered dead across the town and it’s up to Will Raven and Sarah Fisher to find out what is hidden in the darkest shadows of Edinburgh’s underworld.

Perfect for people who like historical fiction




85 inspirational voices. 10 years of the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature. 1 stunning book.

From Jacqueline Wilson to Alexander McCall Smith, and from Kathy Reichs to Jeffrey Archer and more, this anthology is a collection of articles, poems, short stories and illustrations.

Perfect for people who like poetry, illustrations and a great gift for someone who has it all!




When I Wake Up is a breath-taking and dark debut by Montegrappa Prize Winner Jessica Jarlvi. Anna, a much-loved teacher, is beaten and in a coma but by who? As the list of suspects grows longer, it soon becomes clear that only one person can reveal the truth and she’s lying silent in a hospital bed.

Perfect for people who like crime and being on the edge of their seat




In four chapters – Death, Life, Home, Lust - Hind Shoufani writes of the Arab world through a cosmopolitan global filter, and of her Palestinian refugee identity and rootless lifestyle.

Perfect for people who like poetry




Don’t forget to visit our website to see the full festival line-up!