MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The November 4-14 Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) expects to attract over 250 global professionals in the publishing and translation industry from around 50 countries.
"Russian participation was arranged by the General Directorate of International Book Exhibitions and Fairs supported by the Federal Agency for Press and Mass Communication of the Russian Federation," the MIBF said in a statement.
A special focus will be put on translating Russian literature into Arabic, with veteran translator Dr. Haba Abdulla Hassan presenting his new translations of Mikhail Bulgakov’s and Alexander Pushkin’s seminal works on Thursday.
On the opening day, Wednesday, Dmitry Petrov Center of Innovational-Communicative Linguistic Center’s Aiman Kanafani is scheduled to present the methodology of his Russian language textbook for speakers of Arabic. The textbook is in its final stages of publication.
The Books From Russia stand drew great interest from visitors of last year’s SIBF, the MIBF said.