UK to be Guest of Honour at Doha Book Fair
Doha, November 26, 2013
United Kingdom has been invited as the Guest of Honour at the 24th Doha International Book Fair, taking place from December 4-14, as part of the ongoing Qatar UK 2013 Year of Culture.
The Publishers Association, the Qatar Ministry of Culture, UK Trade and Investment and the British Council are supporting four UK editors to travel to Qatar as part of a UK delegation to meet with members of the Arab publishing and literary scene to further their understanding of the market and build relationships for future cooperation, said a statement.
The UK delegation at the Doha International Book Fair will be represented by: Sophie Buchan, commissioning editor, Orion Books; Lynn Gaspard, publisher, Saqi Books; Emma House, director of publisher relations, UK Publishers Association; Judy Pearsall, editorial director, Oxford University Press; Rona Selby, editorial director, Andersen Press (Random House imprint); Kelly Signorelli-Chaplin, head of communications, UK Publishers Association; and Roger Tagholm, journalist for the publishing industry
Qatar UK 2013 is a year-long cultural exchange programme between Qatar and the UK, aiming to strengthen bilateral relations by creating lasting partnerships between institutions and individuals. – TradeArabia News Service