Art & Culture

Joe Abercrombie’s fantasy land

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With the second book in his YA-flavoured Shattered Sea trilogy out this month - featuring a quote from none other than Game Of Thrones’ George RR Martin on the front - novellist Joe Abercrombie talks to Vision about why fantasy is just as adept as literary fiction in reflecting the world in the 21st century

My Dubai

My Dubai: David Nicholls

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David Nicholls is the award-winning author of international bestseller One Day. In his latest novel, Us, a British couple travel through Europe in a bid to save their failing marriage. Nicholls, a previous attendee of the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature, will be in Dubai again this March for the event’s seventh edition. He shares his thoughts on the comedy of embarrassment and the joy of diversity

Business

Hire standards

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Work experience on the shop floor has graduated from niche, technical industries to accepted professional practice. Vision explores the benefits to employers and students alike of the business internship

Art & Culture

The Chinese jazz choir of Dubai

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Set up two years ago by Dubai-based artist Lantian Xie, an unusual children’s jazz choir shows just how much the city, and its residents, have evolved and how Dubai reflects the aspirations of a new generation

Art & Culture

Finding treasure island

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A key goal of the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature is to foster a passion for reading among youngsters. Ahead of the 2015 edition, Vision spoke to the organisers about this important ambition, and asked some of the authors who will be speaking at the event to share their own favourite childhood books 

Art & Culture

The new picture books

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French cartoonist Clement Baloup, Satoshi Kitamura and the first Islamic superhero comic book artist, Naif Al-Mutawa, explain why pictures are just as powerful as words

Art & Culture

Dreaming of the new wave

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Ali Mostafa is the young director at the vanguard of a new Emirati cinema movement that is starting to make waves internationally and with dreams of surpassing Hollywood

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