International Istanbul Book Fair’s program launched
ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News
The fair will be held at the TÜYAP Fair and Congress Center next month.Book worms will find no shortage of things to keep them occupied during this year’s 31st International Istanbul Book Fair, as organizers announce 200 events on the fair’s program schedule. Organized by the TÜYAP Fair Management in collaboration with the Turkish Publishers’ House, the book fair will see 600 publishing houses and non-governmental organizations converge from Nov. 17 to Nov. 25 at the TÜYAP Fair and Congress Center.
Turkish writer, Gülten Dayıoğlu, will be the guest of honor at the fair, whose theme is “My Childhood is my Country: Children’s and Youth literature.” There will be panel discussions and talks on child literature during the event.
This year the Netherlands has been chosen as the fair’s country of honor. Dutch culture and literature will be presented and discussed in a variety of interviews, panel discussions, illustration workshops, professional meetings and an exhibition in the International Hall. Among the fair’s guests will be one of the best known illustrators of the Netherlands, Marit Tornqvist, and historian Erik Jan Zürcher.
In addition to a Dutch National Pavilion, an additional 15 publishers of children’s and youth literature
as well as general literature will take part in the fair.