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Robert Irwin is on at the Dubai Literary Festival in March

Robert Irwin is taking part in two events at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature in Dubai on 9 and 10 March 2018. The festival is the Arab's World largest celebration of the written and spoken word with 185 authors appearing and with 44,000 visitors. Robert Irwin's events are:

Friday 9 March at 2pm Al Baha, Intercontinental
The Arabian Nights Quest with Paulo Horta

Saturday 10 March 2pm Al Ras, Intercontinental
Giants of the Golden Age with Mohammed Hasan


Dedalus celebrates the centenary in 2018 of women getting the vote in the UK by a programme of women's fiction. In 1918, Parliament passed an act granting the vote to women over the age of 30 who were householders, the wives of householders, occupiers of property with an annual rent of £5, and graduates of British universities. About 8.4 million women gained the vote. It was a big step forward but It was not until the Equal Franchise Act of 1928 that women over 21 were able to vote and women finally achieved the same voting rights as men. This act increased the number of women eligible to vote to 15 million. Dedalus' aim is to publish six titles each year, most of which will be translations from other European languages, for the next ten years as we commemorate this important milestone.

The first titles to be published are The Prepper Room by Karen Duve, translated by Mike Mitchell and Take Six; Six Portuguese Women Writers edited by Margaret Jull Costa. To be followed in April by Slav Sisters :The Dedalus Book of Russian Women's Literature edited by Natasha Perova

Titles later in 2018 will include:

Baltic Belles:The Dedalus Book of Estonian Women's Literature
-edited by Elle-Mari Talivee
The Price of Dreams -Margherita Giacobino
Cleopatra Goes To Prison- Claudia Durastanti