The global hub of the publishing world will once again be Olympia London this spring, with The London Book Fair returning to the venue.
More than 25,000 publishing professionals will come together between April 18-20 to define the future of what we read and watch from print, digital, audio, TV and film.
The global book publishing industry is estimated to be worth $96.1bn*. 1,700 different speakers and exhibitors will be present from over 100 countries at this event which drives the publishing industry internationally.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, will be on stage in conversation with Young Vic Artistic Director, Kwame Kwei-Armah, to discuss London’s role as a creative force in a journey to a more sustainable future. This is ahead of the launch of his new book: Breathe: Tackling the Climate Emergency.
Khan commented: “I’m delighted to attend this year’s London Book Fair and engage with an industry that is so important to London’s cultural vibrancy and the UK’s creative economy. Cities like London are leading from the front in taking action to tackle the climate emergency – and I look forward to discussing how we can all play a part in building a greener future.”
The spotlight country for the 2023 event is Ukraine, with seminars exploring the role literature plays in the fight against misinformation as well as the battle for democracy. Ukrainian authors will be able to tell their stories at the global publishing event.
The nominees for the coveted International Booker Prize will also be announced on the opening day of the event.
Olympia London’s Commercial Director, Anna Golden, commented:
“These three days will see some of the biggest international publishing deals done for the next twelve months and we are thrilled to host some of the world’s most creative talents at The London Book Fair 2023.
Books are powerful: they break down borders, inspire, and drive change. Not only is this event where publishing deals are done, but also those for International, film and merchandise rights too. We’re very proud to have hosted this event since 1977 can’t wait to see all the novelists, publishers, factual writers, self-published writers and agents join us from all over the world again this April.”