LBF Returns to China

The London Book Fair Returns to China with Series of Events at Beijing International Book Fair and Shanghai International Literary Week

Visit LBF’s Stand at BIBF: E1.E11

The London Book Fair (LBF) has announced it will again be hosting a number of events at Shanghai International Literary Week and the Beijing International Book Fair in August.

Shanghai International Literary Week (15-22nd August)

LBF Director, Jacks Thomas, and the LBF team will be hosting two award-winning British science-fiction authors, Paul J. McAuley and Richard Morgan at Shanghai International Literary Week, as part of London Book and Screen Week’s partnership with SILW. Both authors have an impressive international following, and will take part in multiple events throughout the week, including panels on the destiny of man in science fiction. The full programme can be found here.

Beijing International Book Fair (23-27th August)

LBF will be hosting the Creative Industries Forum at the Beijing International Book Fair for the third year running, on Monday 21st August at the Kempinski Hotel, Beijing.

Titled Cross-cultural collaboration for a future generation: the world meets China through page and screen and everything in between, the forum will explore opportunities for international collaboration, covering the UK Market, how China and the UK are rising to the challenges of new media and new markets, and considering the next ‘big thing’ in story franchises. Yimeng Jin (aka Eva Jin), award-winning Chinese writer and director with several feature films to her credit, will keynote at the conference. The full conference line-up can be found here.

Jacks Thomas, Director of The London Book Fair, said: “The Chinese publishing market is a hugely exciting industry right now. The British and Chinese publishing markets have much they can learn from each other, and we are delighted to be taking part in the Beijing International Book Fair and Shanghai International Literary Week again this year.”

PHOTO: Award-winning British science-fiction authors, Paul J. McAuley and Richard Morgan participate in a panel debate during Shanghai International Literary Week

 

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