8 March 2016 Conrad Festival nominated for the prestigious London Book Fair International Excellence Awards 2016!
The awards, granted along with the UK Publishers Association, are presented in 14 different categories. Their main goal is to promote the best international initiatives and events connected with the publishing industry and books in general.
They are awarded to international academic and scientific publishers, publishers of children’s literature, translations, as well as initiatives connected with digital innovations in the field of literature. In every category the nominees are chosen by a panel of experts in the given field.
The Conrad Festival was nominated in the Literary Festival category. The Krakow event will face off the South African Open Book Festival, as well as two Brazilian events: Flupp and FLIP. The winners will be announced during an official gala on the 12th of April 2016 – the first day of the London Book Fair.
THE LONDON BOOK FAIR
The London Book Fair is a place where the entire world comes to negotiate, buy and sell copyrights to content distributed in print and audio, as well as TV, film and digital channels. The Fair, which takes place annually in the spring in one of the world capitals of publishing industry and culture, is a special occasion to get to know and use innovations shaping the future of the publishing world. The London Book Fair enables direct access to readers, content and emerging markets. The 45th edition of the Fair will take place on the 12th-14th of April 2016 in London’s Olympia Conference Centre.
Find out more about the event at: www.londonbookfair.co.uk
THE CONRAD FESTIVAL
The Conrad Festival, organised since 2009 by the City of Krakow, Krakow Festival Office and the Tygodnik Powszechny Foundation quickly became one of the most important literary festivals in Central Europe and one of the most significant in the world. So far, the Festival enabled readers to meet Nobel Prize winning authors Orhan Pamuk, Herta Müller and Svetlana Alexievich, as well as others: Etgar Keret, Marjane Satrapi, Jaume Cabré, Paul Auster, Boris Akunin, Jeanette Winterson, Jonathan Franzen, Amos Oz, Robert Coover, with a strong representation of Polish writers and journalists, including Wiesław Myśliwski, Hanna Krall, Olga Tokarczuk, Marek Bieńczyk and Mariusz Szczygieł.