The Beirut 39 festival, held in the Lebanese capital, brought together 39 specially selected writers of Arab heritage, all under the age of 39.

The writers appeared at public debates, readings and discussions, and all 39 have had their work included in an anthology, called “Beirut 39: New Writing from the Arab World,” published simultaneously in English and Arabic. [Full Article]

There is a new blog for this event as well.

Among the 39 writers, we have 6 Lebanese: Hala Kawtharani, Hyam Yared, Joumanna Haddad, Nazem El Sayed, Rabee Jaber and Zaki Baydoun.

Article suggested by Chahe who is too lazy to post about it.