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Sweden guest country of honour at UAE book fair

Posted on Apr 24 2014 | IANS

Abu Dhabi, April 24 : Sweden will be the guest country of honour in the 23rd Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) April 30-May 5.

To be held in the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) and organised by the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority and Kitab, ADIBF 2014 is expected to draw over 1,025 exhibitors from 50 countries and will showcase over 500,000 literary works from across the world.

Kitab, a joint venture between the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage (ADACH) and the Frankfurt Book Fair, will continue to create synergy in the publishing industry at a regional and international level.

In addition to presenting Sweden as the guest country of honour, this year ADIBF will focus on the works of the 10th century classical Iraqi poet Al Mutannabi.

ADIBF provides a platform for Arab and international publishers, literary agents, booksellers, distributors and cultural organisations to discuss new initiatives and trade publishing rights.

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