- What’s On
Book lovers and publishing professionals rejoice! The International Istanbul Book Fair hits the massive TÜYAP Fair and Congress Centre for the 32nd time. As in previous years, everything from the latest Turkish blockbusters and literary offerings, educational textbooks, children’s books, coffee-table tomes and religious texts will be showcased.
This year’s country of honour is China and the International Forum programme (taking place from November 2 to 5) will feature Chinese novelists, journalists and poets from various disciplines. Meanwhile, the honorary author will be historian Taner Timur.
A highlight at this year’s Fair will be a conversation with Argentinian author Alberto Manguel who is in town for the coinciding Istanbul Tanpınar Literature Festival. For the full programme of talks, workshops and signings, visit the Fair’s website (information is currently only available in Turkish).