Frontlist | International literary agency to promote Arab authors by Sharjah

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Sharjah on Monday announced plans to launch an international literary agency to represent Arab authors by selling rights of their works to overseas publishers and TV and movie studios.

The Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) has unveiled the Sharjah International Literary Agency (SILA), the first-of-its-kind literary agency in the UAE and the region, which aims to facilitate communication among publishers, authors, translators and creatives.

According to state news agency WAM , SILA will play a vital role in ensuring that the rights of publishers and writers alike are protected, in addition to stimulating the Arabic publishing market by promoting Arabic literary and cultural content globally.

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