Children’s Literature Lecture

By Invitation Only

Date: 2 Jun 2014 (Monday), 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Location: The Pod (L16), NLB

Our distinguished speaker is Fatima Sharafeddine, an award-winning Lebanese writer twice been nominated for the prestigious Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. A writer and translator of children’s books, Fatima has published over 100 books including Grandpa's Donkey (Arab Thought Foundation Award, 2012), The Book of Laughter and Crying (Anna Lindh Foundation Regional Award, 2011), and Princesses of the World (IBBY Translator Honor List, 2012). She lives between Belgium and Lebanon, and participates in several international book fairs as well as offers workshops in writing for children. Most of her books are published in Arabic, and several have been translated to various European languages, among which are Dutch, Danish, Spanish, French, German, and English.

The Book as an Interactive Tool Between Child and Language in the Middle East

Fatima Sharafeddine explores ways of effectively using children’s literature in order to enhance love of books and to narrow the gap between the spoken and the printed word in the Middle East.

Moderator: Ken Spillman