June 2017 Literary Festivals, Book Fairs, and Book Releases
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Belfast Book Festival
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Start Date: June 9, 2017
End Date: June 19, 2017
The Belfast Book Festival is a celebration of the book, the reader and the writer. Featuring a mix of new voices, original work and well-known authors, the festival boasts something for all tastes and interests through a variety of media and new, exciting events.
Hinterland Festival Kells
Start Date: June 22, 2017
End Date: June 25, 2017
The Hay Festival will bring together the best Irish and international authors and thinkers to celebrate the sharing of stories and ideas. There will also be live entertainment and a dedicated children's programme, as well as workshops, walks, culinary events and pop-up book shops.
Jerusalem International Book Fair
Start Date: June 11, 2017
End Date: June 15, 2017
The Jerusalem International Book Fair is a unique biennial event, renown not only as a business Fair but also as an upbeat Literary Festival. Many heads of renowned publishing houses, agents, sales personnel, foreign rights representatives, editors and authors take part. The Fair aims to promote Israeli literature in international publishing and also to expose contemporary international literature to the Israeli public.
Eurasian International Book Fair
Start Date: June 15, 2017
End Date: June 18, 2017
Eurasian International Book Fair is one of the most important events with a cultural and business program. It will bring together on one large intellectual platform the best representatives of the publishing organizations, educational and cultural centers, public organizations, contributing to the strengthening of business and humanitarian cooperation of countries in the world.
Seoul International Book Fair
Seoul, South Korea
Start Date: June 14, 2017
End Date: June 18, 2017
With the first Seoul Book Fair starting in 1954, Seoul International Book Fair was launched in 1995. It is held annually by Korea Publishers Association at COEX, in order to promote Korean publications abroad, to strengthen the competitiveness of the publishing industry, to promote reading among the public, and to allow the public to enjoy diverse cultures through literature. This year, the Book Fair features a variety of special exhibitions as well as seminars to cover issues important to publishing industry.
Notable Book Releases
Dark Chapter by Winnie M. Li
The Nakano Thrift Shop by Hiromi Kawakami
Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxanne Gay
Blind Spot by Teju Cole