Sunday, December 19, 2010

Deaver to hold first Project X event in Dubai, Jan. 18

Gulf News reports that Jeffery Deaver will be part of a special "007-inspired" Emirates Lit Festival event in Dubai on January 18, 2011.

The event will mark Deaver's first public appearance as a James Bond author. He will discuss his love of all things Bond and reveal "a little bit about his new book Project X."

Deaver's Bond evening will take place at the stunning 900-seat theatre at Al Mamzar, known as the Dubai Cultural and Scientific Association.

"Jeffery Deaver's return to Dubai should not missed," said Isobel Abulhoul, Festival Director. "His 2010 Emirates Lit Fest event was one of the most popular with festival-goers and I know his Bond evening will be another festival highlight."

Following his event, fans will have the opportunity to meet the author at a signing session where he will sign special bookplates which can be inserted into his still untitled Bond novel when it is released on May 28, 2011.

Says Deaver, "I'm quite excited about returning to Dubai to take part in this James Bond-inspired Emirates Lit Fest event. During my last trip, I found Dubai to be a truly inspirational city - a place of awe-inspiring sights, fascinating cultures and remarkable people."

Lucy Hale, Sales & Marketing Director Hodder & Stoughton, added: "Hodder's authors have always enjoyed their visits to Dubai and we've had some great events with the Emirates Airline Festival. We're very excited about the publication of Project X and thrilled that they are putting on this special evening for Jeffery Deaver."

Tickets will be priced at 70dhs for the stalls and 30dhs for the balcony and can be purchased online from www.emirateslitfest.com from 3rd January 2011.

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