07 Feb London Book Fair 2017: Polish Literature Focus!
This year, the well-renowned London Book fair has announces it’s Market Focus for 2017, and it’s none other than Poland!
Market Focus Poland will combine an extensive professional programme with a comprehensive schedule of cultural events celebrating the very best of Polish literature and writing.
The professional programme, organised by The London Book Fair and the Publishers Association, will be an all-encompassing series of events and publisher meetings, providing essential insight into the Polish publishing industry, while highlighting business opportunities and showcasing the market’s importance in the wider context of international publishing.
There will be events with Leading Polish Writers Olga Tokarczuk and Andrzej Sapkowski. Sapkowski is best known for his widely popular fantasy book series, The Witcher, and Tokarczuk is one of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful Polish Writers of her generation, particularly noted for the hallmark mythical tone of her writing.
“Our Market Focus programme has always been an important part of The London Book Fair. It is a great opportunity to bring the world closer to a particular market and vice versa, to open doors, and to facilitate important conversations and partnerships that enable cross-cultural collaborations. We are extremely excited to be working with our partners at the Polish Book Institute, the British Council and the
Publishers Association, to deliver cultural and professional programmes that benefit the industry in a number of ways.
Poland has a rich cultural and literary heritage and with over 32,480 published titles a-year it continues to be a major player, a significant importer and exporter of translated works, and an innovator in the digital space. It’s a great time to be working in or doing business with the Polish publishing industry.”
– Jacks Thomas, Director of The London Book Fair
With a translation tradition that dates back to the 16th Century, five Polish Nobel Prizes for Literature awarded to Polish writers in the 20th Century alone, and a market that sells approximately 106m books a year, Poland is a force to be reckoned with in the publishing industry.
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