Top Georgian literature showcased at London Book Fair

Posted 4 years ago in NEWS & ARTICLE

If you are in London, you can find some of the most celebrated Georgian literature and publishers at the ongoing London Book Fair through Thursday.


Up to 100 translations of Georgian books published abroad are presented at the national stand, said the Georgian National Book Centre.


The centre shares a booth at the fair with the Georgian Publishers and Booksellers Association, while three publishing houses are also featured at the stand.


Siesta Publishing House, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University Press and Palitra L Publishing are all present to host visitors interested in selected Georgian literature.


Their participation marks the fourth annual appearance of the Georgian national stand at the fair that launched on March 14. Georgia is among dozens of countries presenting their literature at the event.


Celebrating its 46th edition, the fair is set within the London Book and Screen Week, also running from March 14-16.


The annual fair involves over 25,000 professionals from the publishing industry and celebrates their work with prizes and industry events.


Awards at the fair include the International Excellence Awards to celebrate publishers outside the United Kingdom, and the Trailblazer Awards to highlight up-and-coming industry players within the UK.



Visitors of the Georgian stand can find information on literature published in the country as well as foreign translations printed abroad. Photo: Georgian National Book Centre.


Held at the Olympia London venue, the fair’s organisers invite not only adults but young audience to children’s exhibitions and meetings with authors.


The 2017 London Book Fair also puts highlight on Poland as the Focus Country of this year’s event.


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