Istanbul Book Fair opens at TÜYAP
The 36th International Istanbul Book Fair is set to open on Nov. 4 at the TÜYAP Fair Convention and Congress Center in Istanbul’s Büyükçekmece district, organized by TÜYAP Fairs in partnership with the Turkish Publishers Association.
More than 800 Turkish and foreign publishers and nongovernmental organizations will take part in the fair with a host of events, workshops for children, lectures by authors and hundreds of autograph sessions, bringing writers together with their readers under the theme “Glad to have you, literature.”
Author Ayla Kutlu is the Writer of Honor of the fair this year. A series of panels and events will be held on the life and works of Kutlu with appearances by the author herself.
The fair is hosting South Korea as the Guest of Honor to celebrate its 36th year. South Korea’s booth can be visited in the International Hall for the first four days of the fair until Nov. 7 and will promote South Korean literature and culture. The Guest of Honor events will include interviews, panel discussions, professional meetings with publishers, and children’s events. Leading South Korean authors will meet with their readers at the book fair.
The 36th International Istanbul Book Fair is being held concurrently with the 27th International Istanbul Art Fair -ARTIST 2017.
Admission to the fair is free for students, teachers, pensioners and people with disabilities.
The fair will continue until Nov. 12.