Filling a gap in the market, BQFP
is now launching the first ever guide focused on young adult fiction for Arabic books covering ages 9 to 18 to help pre-teens and teenagers with their literary choices as they start reading more complex and thought-provoking material.
has published several literary works such as aACAyThe Corsair' by Qatari engineer and journalist Abdul Aziz Al Mahmoud.
is based in Doha, Qatar, and has three main aims:
The talented authors of BQFP
then read a few sections from their books before a distinguished audience, including members from the publishing and literary communities and guests from around the Middle East.
Participants will also have the chance to meet BQFP
authors Ahdaf Soueif, Jabbour Douaihy, Selma Dabbagh and Bloomsbury children's author BR Collins to hear about their experiences.
Hanouf al-Buainain, director, BQFP
, said: "We want to bring culture out to the broader consciousness, and at the same time develop a vibrant literary publishing scene and related skills within Qatar.
Speaking to Qatar Tribune, BQFP
Managing Director Seif Salmawy said, "We cooperated with JCC and Baraem TV in order to translate the education and pedagogical thinking behind those programmes into books.