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2nd May 2020

Leon McCarron talks to Emirates ICE ahead of Emirates Airline Festival of Literature

Leon McCarron is a Northern Irish storyteller and is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

Leon walked 3,000 miles across China which took him six months while filming for a National Geographic TV show. He also cycled 14,000 miles from New York to Hong Kong and trekked 1,000 miles through the Empty Quarter desert in Oman which became a feature length film, Into the Empty Quarter, and was premiered at the Royal Geographical Society in London. His first book, The Road Headed West, is an Amazon Top 10 Bestseller. His latest book is The Land Beyond: A Thousand Miles on Foot Through the Heart of the Middle East.

He speaks to Emirates ICE ahead of his appearance at Emirates Airline Festival of Literature in 2019.

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About the Podcast

Best of the EmiratesLitFest
Author interviews and sessions from the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature
The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature is the Arab World’s largest celebration of the written and spoken word, connecting readers with authors and books.

The Festival places home grown talent centre-stage and offers local book lovers the chance to interact with world famous authors, attend literary debates and workshops and participate in competitions. The Festival’s education programme gives thousands of students the chance to meet their literary heroes.

On this podcast you will find full session recordings from the Festival and festival author interviews with Emirates ICE.

The Festival is organised by the Emirates Literature Foundation, a non-profit NGO established to spread the love of literature.