The London Book Fair International Excellence Awards 2016, awarded jointly with the UK Publishers Association (PA), are granted in 14 different categories and are designed to identify the best international initiatives and events related to the book industry. They are also rewarded to international academic publishers as well as those specializing in children’s literature and translated works and initiatives connected to digital innovation in the field of literature. A group of experts in each respective field is elected to judge the applicants. The Conrad Festival has been nominated for the Best International Literary Festival and it will compete with the South African festival “Open Book” and the Brazilian “Flupp” and “FLIP”. The winners will be announced during a gala event on April 12, 2016 – the first day of the London Book Fair.
LONDON BOOK FAIR
The London Book Fair is a place where the publishing world comes to negotiate, buy and sell copyrights to the content distributed through print, audio, TV, film and digital channels. The Fair, held each spring in one of the world’s most renowned capitals of the publishing industry and culture, represents a unique opportunity to explore and use innovations shaping the future of the world of publishing. The London Book Fair provides direct access to readers, content and emerging markets. The 45th edition of the fair will be held between 12 and 14 April 2016 at London Olympia. For more information visit: www.londonbookfair.co.uk.
Conrad Festival, organized since 2009 by the City of Krakow, Krakow Festival Office and the Tygodnik Powszechny Foundation, quickly gained a reputation as the biggest literary festival in Central Europe and one of the most significant in the world. During the previous editions of the Festival, it hosted Nobel Prize winners Orhan Pamuk, Herta Müller and Svetlana Aleksijevič, as well as Etgar Keret, Marjane Satrapi, Jaume Cabré, Paul Auster, Boris Akunin, Jeanette Winterson, Jonathan Franzen, Amos Oz, Robert Coover, and hundreds of Polish writers and journalists, including Wiesław Myśliwski, Hanna Krall, Olga Tokarczuk, Marek Bieńczyk and Mariusz Szczygieł.
For more information, go to: www.conradfestival.pl