Turkey celebrates official London Book Fair Market Focus handover from China to Turkey.

London, Friday 20 April 2011: In an official handover ceremony on 18th April, on the final day of the fair, The London Book Fair, the British Council, the General Administration for Press and Publication (GAPP) and the Turkish Ministry for Culture and Tourism formally inaugurated Turkey as Market Focus for 2013.


The official handover was attended on behalf of outgoing Market Focus country, China, by Wu Shulin, Vice nMinister for General Administration of Press and Publications (GAPP), and Professor Onur Bilge Kula, General Director of Libraries and Publications, and Hakan Gunday, author, accepted the honour on behalf of Turkey.

Turkey was chosen as The London Book Fair Market Focus for 2013 to reflect the country’s dramatic rise in stature within the international publishing community over the last decade, not least since Orhan Pamuk won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2006.

London Book Festival 2013
Venue: Earls Court London
Date:15-17 April 2013

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