LBF 2019: Day Two Highlights

E.L. James, Emma Barnett, Seno Gumira Ajidarma, Raymond Antrobus, Cerys Matthews and more feature at The London Book Fair 2019

The London Book Fair 2019 continues with talks on diversity, ageism and cover design.

LONDON, 13 March 2019: The London Book Fair has entered its second day, as authors, editors and publishers from 130 countries gather for the 48th Fair.

Photos of the second day of The Fair can be accessed here.

Highlights from Day Two of the Fair:

As part of the Market Focus Indonesia celebrations, Author of the Day Seno Gumira Ajidarma spoke with The Guardian’s Sian Cain about his work and career. Indonesian author Intan Paramaditha was interviewed by Sharlene Teo to discuss his writing’s focus on the intersection between gender and sexuality.

Raymond Antrobus, Poet of the Fair, joined CEO of Poet in the City, Isobel Colchester, to speak about the themes that appear in his work, including race, deafness, family and masculinity.

E.L. James, who was revealed by Nielsen Books as the author of the best-selling book of the last 25 years in the UK, made an appearance at the Club at The Ivy.

Henry Firth and Ian Theasby, authors of BOSH!, the highest selling vegan cookbook of all time, held a vegan breakfast event ahead of the release of their second cookbook, BISH BASH BOSH!

Award-winning broadcaster and journalist Emma Barnett attended LBF ahead of the release of her book Period. (September 2019, HQ), an agenda-setting manifesto to remove the stigma and myths continuing to surround the female body. To mark the release, HQ HarperCollins have been providing free tampons and sanitary towels in the toilets at LBF.

As part of the celebration of Tim Godfray’s 47 years with The Bookseller’s Association, a blue plaque commemorating his career was unveiled at the High Street Theatre.

Cerys Matthews appeared at The London Book Fair for a reception with Michael O’Mara Books and The Forward Arts Foundation to celebrate the poetry anthology being published.

The hosts of the popular ‘Killed Covers’ events held a session look at the challenges faced during the book cover design process.

To mark its appointment as the 19th UNESCO World Book Capital, Sharjah announced a year-long celebration programme today, including cricketing events, a reading caravan and several major festivals.


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