Friday, January 18, 2013

Jerusalem International Book Fair

If you love books and reading and you are in Israel in February, you must not miss the Jerusalem International Book Fair. Held every two years, the 26th edition is scheduled between 10 and 15 February.  As usual, the book lovers will be welcomed with over 100,000 books from over 30 countries and many special editorial events, workshops and conferences.

Thanks to the Editorial and Agent Fellowship Program, young editors and agents will have the possibility, through business sponsorship and other special arrangements, to meet their senior counter parts and learn how to improve their daily work. 

As for me, I will be very interested in exploring the children books, another domain where the Hebrew literature offers quality writing. Some of the guests expected this year are Antonio Munoz Molina and Lidia Jorge. At the end of each edition a special prize will be offered. The recipients of the two last editions are: Haruki Murakami (2009) and Ian McEwan (2011). The first laureate of the Jerusalem Prize was Bertrand Russell, in 1963.

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