SHARJAH: With the recent Hollywood blockbuster Salmon Fishing In The Yemen adding a significant boost to the angling tourism industry in Sana’a, the author of the original book is now set to help generate international interest elsewhere in the region.
At a press conference yesterday, the Sharjah Holiday Association announced that it had commissioned Paul Torday to write a follow up to Salmon Fishing In The Yemen, this time based in the UAE emirate.
“It’s going to be called Something Exciting In The Sharjah,” revealed association managing director Reem Al’Bawadi. “And it’s going to have the same characters from the first book, but now working in Sharjah as they attempt to locate and promote exciting experiences across the emirate.” Al’Bawadi added that following publication of the book, there were plans to adapt it into a “really successful film”.
Torday, who has been living in Sharjah for the past month for research purposes, admitted that finding something exciting in the emirate was proving to be “his biggest career challenge to date”.
“I thought I found something exciting last week,” he told reporters. “But it turned out to be not that exciting at all.”