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How is the rights field developing in the Arab world, and what opportunities are emerging for more translation and international collaboration?

As the book industry continues to develop in the Arab world, and more opportunities emerge for publishers to work across borders and cultures, this panel of international publishing experts explores the development of the rights and translation market in Arabic trade publishing. How has the rights field changed in recent years, and is there a need for more literary agents to represent Arabic works? What should Arabic and international publishers know about working together and navigating differences in their respective markets? Which markets are most receptive to Arabic literature in translation, and what types of Arabic books are getting translated? This event is supported by the Sheikh Zayed Book Award.

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Lina Chebaro

Rights Director and Chief Editor, Arab Scientific Publishers — Lebanon

Yasmina Jraissati

Literary Agent and Founder, RAYA Agency — United Arab Emirates

Michel Moushabeck

Founder, Interlink Publishing

Hannah Johnson

Publisher, Publishing Perspectives