The London Book Fair returns to China with series of events


The London Book Fair (LBF) again hosted a number of events at Shanghai International Literary Week (August 15-22, 2017) and the Beijing International Book Fair (August 23-27, 2017).

LBF director, Jacks Thomas, and the LBF team hosted 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 took part in multiple events throughout the week, including panels on the destiny of man in science fiction.

LBF also hosted the Creative Industries Forum at the Beijing International Book Fair for the third year running. Titled Cross-cultural collaboration for a future generation: the world meets China through page and screen and everything in between, the forum explored 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.

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.”

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