Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Jörg Albrecht Now Allowed Home

The German writer Jörg Albrecht was yesterday granted permission to leave Abu Dhabi, as various media have reported. His publishers Wallstein Verlag say he landed in Berlin this morning.

M. Lynx Qualey has a dispatch on the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair as a whole at Words Without Borders, for some general background information.

The petition to the Minister of Culture of the United Arab Emirates to allow Albrecht to leave the country was signed by some 6000 people within 24 hours, and I like to think that got him home faster.

1 comment:

Marcia said...

Alhamdullalah & thank goodness. I hope he's home & enjoying a coffee in his own home.