London Book Fair 2022: An update


Gareth Rapley to head up LBF team: RX (Reed Exhibitions) has appointed Gareth Rapley as the new Director of The London Book Fair (LBF). The first fair under Gareth’s leadership will take place next year from April 18 – 20,2023.

Rapley takes over the role from Andy Ventris and will lead the LBF team as it prepares for the 2023 fair when the international publishing community will come together at Olympia London for three days of business, seminars and networking.

English PEN announces first shortlist for PEN Presents: 12 translators representing seven of the languages of India have been shortlisted for the first round of PEN Presents, English PEN’s new award for sample translations. PEN Presents aims to fund literary translators’ work of creating samples, give publishers better access to titles from underrepresented languages and regions, and help diversify the translated literature landscape. The shortlist includes:Anurag Basnet,Deepa Bhasthi, Sayantan Dasgupta, Fathima E.V, Gopika Jadeja, Kartikeya Jain, Maithreyi Karnoor, Nandini Krishnan, Sipra Mukherjee, Shabnam Nadiya, Nikhil Pandhi, and Ramaswamy.

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