LBF to host 'Books, Brexit and Brits' debate at Book Expo America

LBF to host 'Books, Brexit and Brits' debate at Book Expo America

The London Book Fair is hosting a "Books, Brexit and Brits" debate at Book Expo America, promising to give delegates an insight into publishing and the wider creative industries in the UK, and the potential implications of Brexit.

The debate, named "Books, Brexit and Brits: Creativity across continents; content across media – opportunities in a fast-changing world" in full, will take place on 2nd June (11-11:50am).

According to LBF, "the panel will examine whether keeping creativity at the heart of all business activities will help the creative industries to survive and thrive, and argue that publishing is best placed of all creative industries to embrace and profit from emerging opportunities in a constantly changing world".

It will be moderated by LBF director Jacks Thomas. Speakers include: Emma House, director of publisher relations at the Publishers Association; Lisa Sharkey, s.v.p. and director of creative development at HarperCollins Worldwide; author Christina Barker Kline; and film producer, c.e.o. of Women in Film and TV, and president of production at Locomotive Media, Alexis Alexanian.

Thomas commented: “This session will give Book Expo America delegates an in-depth insight into the UK publishing landscape, touching on all aspects of the market, and the current challenges and opportunities. 

“Brexit was one of the most talked about topics at The London Book Fair 2017. This session will help shed some light on Brexit’s potential implications, with a fantastic range of speakers offering an insight into different sides of the debate.”