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Britain is guest of honour at SIBF 2017
October 27, 2017
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SHARJAH: The United Kingdom is the designated Guest of Honour for the Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) 2017, as part of the UK/UAE 2017 Year of Creative Collaboration between the UK and UAE. SIBF takes place on Nov.1-11.

SIBF is the largest book fair in the Arab Region and the third largest in the world.

As a guest of honour, UK will showcase excellence in contemporary British publishing, brands and writing, as well as the Birmingham Quran manuscript, which is a considered a global treasure and is currently held at the University of Birmingham’s Cadbury Research Library.

The Department for International Trade (DIT) London Region, European Regional Development Fund’s, ERDF’s, Global Growth Project and the UK Publishers Association are organising a stand at the book fair.

For two dedicated trade days, UK publishers attending SIBF will be able to meet new business partners from the entire Arab region and find new export and translation rights trading opportunities. UK exhibitors confirmed to attend, include; Helen McAleer, Mira Publishing House, Rowman & Littlefield. Austin Macauley, Erly Stage Studios, Gingko Library Ltd and BookBrunch.

Literary initiatives will be presented by the London Book Fair in association with SIBF on the theme of “Book and Brand Britain,” an exhibit and content programme that explores the enduring value and flexibility of British brands from the Monarchy to Matilda and other Roald Dahl properties, from Blyton to Bond through to Shakespeare in all formats.

A programme of literary events highlighting contemporary British writing will be organised by the British Council featuring leading authors Neel Mukherjee and Peter Frankopan.

WAM

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