Chengdu International Bookstores Forum

Fangsuo Commune, British Council

Chengdu International Bookstore Forum 2019 is hosted by Fang Suo Commune Co., Ltd. and managed by Hub for Bookstore Power teams. Bookstore owners, managers, authors, publishers, designers and government officials will offer their insights on the issues concerning the development of physical bookstores. Nick Barley, Director of Edinburgh International Book Festival and Sarah McGhee, Director of Hatchards Bookshop will join the 2019 forum.

Hong Kong International Literary Festival

Hong Kong International Literary Festival

Hong Kong’s biggest annual celebration of all things literary, featuring established and emerging writers from around the world. This year, the festival will be opened by Drone, a live jam of sound, visuals and poetry written by the forward-shortlisted Scottish poet Harry Josephine Giles. Another not-to-be-missed show is The Toll, by flamboyant, political and wildly funny British poet Luke Wright.

Drawing Words Exhibition and Public Event

British Council

Drawing Words is a new exhibition of children’s book illustration commissioned by the British Council and curated by the Waterstones UK Children’s Laureate, Lauren Child. British Council and Chengdu Government co-host the exhibition in Chengdu during Chengdu-EU Culture Season in bookshop, art museum and international school. Alongside the exhibition, a UK illustrator will also visit Chengdu for public events to engage with audience.

British Library: Imaginary Cities

British Library, British Council

Imaginary Cities is an arts-research project and exhibition by British-American artist Michael Takeo Magruder that transforms the British Library’s online collection of historic urban maps into fictional cityscapes for the Information Age. British Library will display the exhibition at Smart China Expo in Chongqing from 24 to 29 August. Jamie Andrews from British Library and artist Michael Takeo Magruder for Imaginary Cities will have a public event at Chongqing Library on 27 August to introduce Imaginary Cities and British Library's digital practices.

Anthony Browne’s Happy Museum

Citic, National Library of China

More than 150 pieces of artwork by the well-known British Illustrator Anthony Browne will be exhibited at the National Liabrary of China from 22 June to 22 September 2019.

Here is where we meet: Judge a Book by its Cover

Penguin Books

More than 200 bookcovers designed by Penguin Books will be exhibited from the 1st to 9th of June at UCCA, alongside workshops and interactive activites.

Shanghai International Literary Festival

M on the Bund, British Council

The Shanghai International Literary Festival is an English-language literary festival, creating a dialogue between writers and readers along Shanghai’s famous Bund. Founded and organized by Michelle Garnaut of the M Restaurant Group, each year the festival brings together emerging and established writers of all genres for a taste of the current literary landscape. In 2019, British Council will bring UK writer Michael Brooks to speak at the festival

Hong Kong International Literary Festival – The British Library Session: Oscar Wilde

Hong Kong International Literary Festival

Using the superb collection of Oscar Wilde material at the British Library as the starting point, director Dominic Dromgoole, whose year-long celebration of Wilde’s plays recently concluded in London; world-class director Tang Shu-wing; HKU academic Marco Wan; and curator Alexandra Ault from the British Library will explore themes integral to the writer, including his continually evolving public perception and the way his legacy has been understood by the gay community.

Hong Kong International Literary Festival (HKILF) 2018

Hong Kong International Literary Festival

The 2018 HKILF is a celebration of feminism, LGBTQ+ and inclusivity in the arts, travel writing and women in the literary arts. Over ten days, leading UK writers such as Susie Orbach, Irvine Welsh, Imtiaz Dharku, Ma Jian, Geoff Dyer, Emmy the Great, and other writers, thinkers and creatives from around the globe, will explore and exchange of ideas with literature lovers.

Ian McEwan in China

Renmin University of China, Shanghai Translation Publishing House

British novelist Ian McEwan visits China to meet and connect with Chinese writers and receive The 21 University Students International Literature Award, presented at a gala at Renmin University of China in Beijing

Chengdu International Bookstore Festival – UK Guest of Honour

Fangsuo Commune, British Council

Fangsuo Commune and British Council jointly host this year's UK Guest of Honour programme for their annual event, with the theme “Reading: The New Wave” covering solo talks, panel discussion and workshops. 5 UK guests of writers, publishers, bookshops will join the festival including Natalia de la Ossa, London Review Bookshop; Tamara McFarlane, Tales on the Moon Lane Children’s Bookshop; Christopher MacLehose, MacLehose Press; Rob Davies, British Library and Richard Charkin, Bloomsbury Publishing

Beijing International Book Fair 2018

China National Publications Import and Export (Group) Corporation

This year's Beijing International Book Fair is divided into several specific areas: children's books and comics, the field of industry, and the field of book and newspaper publishers. Another focus is the area of protection of copyright and copyright trade. Visitors can learn about the latest book trends at the numerous international and national exhibition booths.

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