Hi, I’m Lina LitFest, the new mascot for the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature. If you’ve ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at your favourite literature festival, look no further!
Lina: What exactly does an Education intern do?
I work on competition designs in the Education department. These competitions are both Arabic and English competitions for young people with the theme of ‘Time’. I also work closely with Sam on marketing work in the Communications department.
Lina: What’s a typical day for you?
I arrive at the office, check my emails, do what it assigned for me by Yara and sometimes I take part in the department tours and briefings!
Lina: Who are you most looking forward to seeing at #EAFOL16?
Michael Dobbs, the author of House of Cards.
Lina: Tell me about your favourite book.
I think it would be 1984 by George Orwell.
Lina: If you could be any character in a book, who would you be?
The Sheep Man from A Wild Sheep Chase by Hanuki Murakami. It’s a Japanese novel which depicts post World War II Japan although it is more a book which deals with mystery and magical realism than politics unlike 1984. I also really like his short stories.