International author of ‘Worried William’, Liam Kelly, was recently interviewed by The National, a UAE newspaper. The author is currently living and working as a teacher in the UAE. In the interview, he said “the main aim of the book is to help raise awareness of children’s mental health.” Children worry and adults are unaware of this fact, this is the topic that the author has decided to highlight in his book. The main character of the story is William. A nine-year-old who worries a lot.
ADBIF or the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair was organised by KITAB in association with Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority. It was the first time Austin Macauley Publishers was part of the fair. The event took place at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, from 25 April to 1 May. It is considered to be one of the most popular book fairs of Middle East and North Africa.
Sharjah Book Authority organized another remarkable children’s reading festival at Sharjah from 18th to 28th April. This was the first year of the fair Austin Macauley was a part of it. Austin Macauley brought another literary flavor to the festival. Their stand was a hub of activity and children enjoyed the collection of books on display.
As part of our international expansion and bringing success to authors worldwide, Austin Macauley Publishing opened its doors in United States of America on Jan 20, 2017. Austin Macauley was founded in 2006 in London, England. The aim of the company was to be a forward-thinking independent publisher, which provides writers the opportunity to tell their stories and gain a footing in a very competitive industry.
A significant day in the universal calendar is of December 18th, 1973 when the United Nations General Assembly approved ‘Arabic’ as an official UN Language. Being one of the earliest languages that man has communicated with; today, nearly 300 million people across the globe use Arabic as their native language; and, Classical Arabic – an earlier version of Modern Arabic – is the liturgical language used by 1.7 billion Muslims across the globe.