A short trip to the International Book Fair and the Conference of the American Library Association (ALA) in the United Arab Emirates, confirmed some old truths and revealed some new developments.
Swedish thrillers show no signs of losing their world-wide appeal and have taken the Arab world by storm. Not a drop of sweat could be discerned on the forehead of Camilla Läckberg’s Arabic “Isprinsessan” despite the sweltering heat of the Persian Gulf!
And Strindberg, as it turns out, addresses his Arabic audience not only in his “Fadern” or “Fröken Julie”, but also in “Samum”, “Lek med elden”, and “Pelikanen”!
Sandy dunes provide a truly wonderful habitat for Suecana!