International Writers’ House founder Charif Majdalani. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)
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Vladimir Nabokov penned his first nine novels in Russian, but wrote "Lolita" in English.Founded in 2012, the NGO is headed by author and literary critic Charif Majdalani, and run by a small team of five literature lovers.The organization aims to organize a week of literary events every year, Majdalani explains, adding that this year's inaugural event, which features six authors, is smaller in scale than future editions.Running from Oct. 3 to 11, "Writers Between Two Cultures" will open with an appearance by Canada-based Lebanese author and photographer Rawi Hage Oct. 3 .The selection of authors this year was constrained by the NGO's limited budget, Majdalani explains, adding that they initially hoped to bring 15 authors to Lebanon. It is nevertheless reflective of International Writers' House's larger aim, which is to create a diverse annual event featuring authors from the Lebanese and Arab diaspora as well as international authors. Majdalani is hoping to host Turkish and Armenian authors, he says, to mark 100 years since the 1915 Armenian Genocide.
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