SIBF 2018 Bids Farewell with 2.23 Million Visitors and 2.7 Billion Social Media Impressions

The 37th edition of Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF 2018) closed its doors last night (Saturday) after welcoming 2.23 million visitors including 230,000 school students, who came in looking for books and entertainment at the region’s biggest literary and cultural extravaganza.

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Oscar Winner Resul Pookutty talks Silence and Sound at SIBF 2018

Long before he became an Oscar-winning sound designer, Resul Pookutty had briefly nurtured a dream of becoming an actor. He had even sent his application for a child artist in a Malayalam film, but another child was selected for the role.

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Huge Turnout of Fans for YouTube ‘Superwoman’ Lily Singh at SIBF 2018

YouTube superstar, entertainer, social media influencer, vlogger and all-round ‘Superwoman’ Lily Singh addressed an excited crowd of young fans on Thursday, November 8, at the 37th Sharjah International Book Fair.

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Role of Imagination in Creating ‘New Realities’ Debated at SIBF 2018

Do real people or real-life events have any place in fiction? This was the question up for debate during the ‘Writers’ Use of Real People and Events’ panel session held as part of the 37th Sharjah International Book Festival currently under way at Sharjah Expo Centre.

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Experts: Translated Books Help Us Learn About Ourselves

Deeply held belief systems, even commitments to truth vary from culture to culture. Each of these unique culturally based psychological entities is associated with words that have meaning in one language that is distinct to that language and not duplicated in other languages. How would those unique features of culture be translated?

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Critical Thinking Skills Kids Learn at Chess World in SIBF 2018

Integrating chess as a learning tool for students has an enduring positive impact on their academic achievements. This is a firm belief of Alexandra Grishina, who conducted a workshop for students at the 37th edition of the Sharjah International Book Fair.

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Japanese Mystery Writings under the Spotlight at SIBF 2018

When we read a lot of mystery, crime and thrillers, being surprised starts to get rarer and rarer.

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SIBF 2018 Teaches Children the Language of Metaphoric Demonstrations

The clock struck 4 yesterday at the 37th Sharjah International Bookfair and the little workshop room tucked at the corner of the exhibition hall transformed in to a tiny art school. The session called “Against the Wall” is an interactive edutainment model geared towards enhancing children’s imagination,

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Sharjah International Book Fair Sheds Light on the Plight of Translation in Literary Works

“Without translation, we would live in an island of isolation”. This was the prevailing thought with which the session began. Gracing the stage during Sharjah International book Fair was Hannah Fielding, an award-winning contemporary Romance fiction writer. She was born in Egypt, spoke to her nanny in French and parents in English.

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HoloLens: A Unique Interactive Experience of a Real-world Environment Wows SIBF 2018 Visitors

How would it feel to experience a shared augmented reality (AR) environment and what kind of behaviour would emerge from these interactions? AR enables brands and product owners to transform images, objects and locations into interactive and immersive digital experiences by putting incredible AR experiences right at the audience’s fingertips.

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