Market Focus at the London Book Fair

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Cultural Programme for Turkey Market Focus at the London Book Fair (14-20 April)

Turkey was the Market Focus Country for The London Book Fair 2013, placing the spotlight on publishing trade links, literary and cultural exchanges between Turkey and the UK. The British Council worked in partnership with The London Book Fair and the Turkish National Organising Committee for International Book Fairs to curate a cultural programme.

Our Cultural Programme at The London Book Fair represented the most comprehensive ever series of events involving writers from Turkey in the UK. Over the past two years in the lead up to Turkey Market Focus, our literature programme has been building relationships between writers, publishers, translators and industry professionals from the UK and Turkey.

We have worked with over 40 partners in the UK and Turkey to showcase the diversity and quality of contemporary writing from Turkey, featuring 20 writers in over 60 events which took place in four cities in the UK between 14 and 20 April.

The programme involved writers from diverse backgrounds, respresenting a variey of genres, both well-established and emerging names, from across Turkey and the UK.