Authors Philip Pullman and Alaa Al Aswany will headline the 31st International Publishers Congress in London in April 2016.
The authors join Hachette c.e.o Arnaud Nourry, who is also speaking at the conference, along withChiki Sarkar, c.e.o of Juggernaut Books (India), Francis Gurry from the Geneva-based World Intellectual Property Organisation, and Singaporean publisher Fei Chen Lee of Times Publishing Group.
The Congress runs from 9th-12th April 2016 and will take place at The London Book Fair for the first time.
Pullman said: “I’m very happy to have the chance to speak to this important congress, and to express some thoughts that have occurred to a novelist about the present state of the field in which we all work.”
The Congress is organised by the International Publishers Association in partnership with the UK Publishers Association and will address the key policy and practical issues of the day for publishers.