William Shawcross

“The English Avenue” with its renowned, English-speaking publishers she presented itself this year stronger than ever. Parallel placed themselves in the international cultural village”from 21 countries, including Spain, Belgium and Greece,. “The areas of teens world” and e-books and e-learning resources “enjoyed great crowd. Due to the book fair, around 160 ebooks free download think gave the HKTDC and 3HK. In addition, the Hong Kong Publishing Federation launched the SuperBookcity.com”, an online sales portal for books and E-books. Also an E-book “machines made its debut.

Another area, which sets standards for the future, is the copyright Exchange lounge”, an online portal for trading book licenses. Authors and publishers have the opportunity to store their profiles on the fair, and to get in touch with each other here. “Literature live the World Reading for a better world in the book fair slogan reading” more than 400 events were held. Bestselling authors such as Erica Jong, Jung Chang, Nury Vittachi and William Shawcross made for unique literary experiences. They discussed during the open public forum about her work and her work. Also the award-winning Joanna Kavenna and Louis de Bernieres and more English-language authors presented their new releases and projects in literature sessions and seminars. In parallel, the HKTDC together with the media organised the renowned writers seminar series”with 15 famous authors from China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and the United States, about Wang Anyi, XI Murong and Wong Kar-Wai.

To this year’s fair, the Chinese journalist and author honored Chan Koonchung as author of the year 2013. His Roman fat Years”(2009), a best-seller in Hong Kong, has been translated into 20 languages. Also his latest work “The unbearable dream World of Cham PA the driver”, ensures great attention. But not only bestseller authors is pleased with strong consideration, also young writers from Hong Kong and advanced independent publishers at the fair in the perspective of the public. New perspectives completely new insights offered the virtual, interactive 3D exhibition “Pure Land Inside the Mogao Caves” in the art gallery: tens of thousands of visitors is now directly in the Dunhuang grottoes in northwest of China, they could yet live Discover thousands of years ancient Buddhist cave paintings in 3D including music and dance. As you can see, is the Hong Kong book fair not only literature in the world, but brings also world heritage sites to life. Contact for editors: Christiane Koesling, HKTDC Kreuzerhohl 5-7, 60439 Frankfurt, Germany Tel: 069-95772-161 fax: 069-95772-200 information on the Internet: business contacts: businessmatching.hktdc.com

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