The London Book Fair (LBF) is hosting a number of events at Shanghai International Literary Week and the Beijing International Book Fair this month.
During Shanghai International Literary Week, which runs from 15th - 22nd August, LBF director, Jacks Thomas, and the LBF team will be hosting British science-fiction authors, Paul J. McAuley and Richard Morgan, as part of London Book and Screen Week’s partnership with SILW. Both will take part in events throughout the week, including panels on "the destiny of man in science fiction".
Meanwhile, at the Beijing International Book Fair, running from 23rd - 27th August, LBF will be hosting the Creative Industries Forum for the third year running on Monday 21st August at the Kempinski Hotel, Beijing.
The forum, entitled "Cross-cultural collaboration for a future generation: the world meets China through page and screen and everything in between", will explore opportunities for international collaboration, covering the UK Market, how China and the UK are rising to the challenges of new media and new markets, and considering the next "big thing" in story franchises. Chinese writer and director Yimeng Jin, aka Eva Jin, will keynote at the conference.
Thomas said: “The Chinese publishing market is a hugely exciting industry right now. The British and Chinese publishing markets have much they can learn from each other, and we are delighted to be taking part in the Beijing International Book Fair and Shanghai International Literary Week again this year.”