Omar Saif Ghobash

Omar Saif Ghobash

Omar Saif Ghobash is the Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to Russia. In addition to his post in Moscow, Ambassador Ghobash sponsors the Saif Ghobash-Banipal Prize for Arabic Literary Translation and founded the International Prize for Arabic Fiction in collaboration with the Booker Prize in London. Ambassador Ghobash studied law at Oxford and mathematics at the University of London.


Authors appearing at the 2017 Hay Festival

Authors appearing at the 2017 Hay Festival

Each May the historic Welsh town of Hay-on-Wye welcomes readers and authors for the Hay Festival.  Read on for a list of the Picador authors appearing at this year's event and how to buy tickets to see them.

The best new books of 2017

The best new books of 2017

From gripping debuts to essential non-fiction, there’s sure to be something here to kick start your 2017 ‘to read’ pile.