The Norwegian Festival of Literature is the largest of its kind in the Nordic countries, and the most important literary meeting place each spring. At the end of May, literature fills the streets of Lillehammer. For 6 days – 30,000 visitors and around 400 writers and artists come from all over the world to partake in literary discussion and debate. The Norwegian Festival of Literature hosts a diverse program, catering to readers of all ages, to experience live literature, engage with authors, and explore current affairs. Previous notable attendees to the festival earlier years include: Karl Ove Knausgård, Svetlana Aleksijevits, J.M. Coetzee, Herta Müller, Adonis, Margaret Atwood, and Edouard Louis. Exhibiting on stage conversations, debates, lectures, readings, award ceremonies, exhibitions, seminars, shows, quizzes and other festivities, there is something for every literary scholar.
The Bologna Children’s Book Fair is the world’s leading professional event dedicated to the children’s publishing industry, attracting over 1,400 exhibitors and more than 29,000 visitors from around 80 countries. The Bologna Children’s Book Fair is an industry leading event that has succeeded in bringing together a unique and diverse global audience over the past 50 years. The result is the world’s premium copyright exchange hub when it comes to publishing, extending to current multimedia and licensing businesses for children’s stories, illustration, animation and related areas. Publishers, illustrators, graphic designers, literary agents, authors, translators, mobile developers, licencors and licensees, packagers, printers, distributors, audiobook professionals, booksellers, brands, librarians and teachers all flock to the event each spring to experience the world of books and multimedia products in thousands of booths across six huge halls. The world famous Illustrators BExhibition and industry recognized BolognaRagazzi awards are some of key pillars that make this event so special: BCBF is a unique mix of a cultural book show and an international rights business forum for all types of content for children.
Livre Paris, created in 1981 by the National Union of Publishing, has become a rich and varied event opening to major catalogs of contemporary publishing. This literary festival invites the big names in literature while also anticipating the books of tomorrow. The show has a strong international dimension, celebrating leading foreign authors.
A full literary event :
- A 360° program, demanding and diverse, that invites big names of today’s literacy and highlights tomorrow’s authors and actors.
- Many innovative and spectacular new events supporting the program throughout the different stages.
A creative literary event :
- Editorialized around a guideline, the event is anchored in the latest literary and editorial news. The aim is to resonate strong and committed voices that question the present time and try to write the world of tomorrow.
- A rich and diverse event that offers every day and on each stage, rendez-vous in the most varied formats possible, from the most intimate to the most spectacular …
- A clear and coherent event, thanks to a program that favors clarity: by offering large daily and recurring appointments over the 4 days of the event and on each stage, Livre Paris is allowing you to easily orient yourself towards your centers of interests – and why not discover new ones?
An international event :
- By valuing the presence of invited authors from our international partners, Livre Paris integrates them into the every day program.
- Throughout the theme “writers facing the world”, the eventinvites and honors leading foreign authors.
March is all about reading in Leipzig. The Leipzig Book Fair and its Reading Festival Leipzig are the spring event of the book and media industry. Authors, readers and publishers meet to inform, exchange and discover new things.
Visibility for the medium of creating books in the jungle of media offerings, for individual works as well as their creators, in the sea of books are the greatest concerns of the Leipzig Book Fair, its exhibitors and partners. Already at the opening of the Leipzig Book Fair in the Gewandhaus in Leipzig, Prof. Monika Grütters MdB, Minister of State and Commissioner for Culture and Media, warned: “It will not work without people who value the book.”
The International Exhibition Centre in Ķīpsala will transform into an inspiring town of books, where writers, translators, publishers and readers will meet. For three days, Ķīpsala will host the most essential book event of the year – the international book and publishers exhibition known as the Latvian Book Fair, where a diverse range of books will be offered by Latvian and international publishing houses.