Burtenshaw to be president of Paris Cookbook Fair 2013

Burtenshaw to be president of Paris Cookbook Fair 2013

Alistair Burtenshaw, who stepped down from his post as director of the London Book Fair last month, is to be the president of the Paris Cookbook Fair 2013.

The Fair will take place at Carrousel du Louvre, between 22nd-24th February 2013, with organisers saying the selection of Burtenshaw shows "the clear focus of the Paris Cookbook Fair 2013 on publishing, professionals, and the foreign rights trade".

Burtenshaw will take part in international conferences, panels and round tables at the event, as well as open the Gourmand World Cookbooks Gala event.

Since stepping down as LBF director, Burtenshaw has also taken on the role of chair of book charity Booktrust.