Contemporary Kazakh Culture in the Global World at the London Book Fair

Haddy Ndure | 5 March 2019

The London Book Fair (LBF) is the global marketplace for rights negotiation and the sale and distribution of content across print, audio, TV, film and digital channels. Now in its 48th year, this annual event is held in London and attended by around 25,000 publishing professionals from 118 countries. The event features an exhibition space and a range of sessions such as a Cross-Cultural Hub, Poet’s Corner and Literary Translation Centre.

The National Bureau of Translations (NBT) of Kazakhstan who is leading on the programme of translating two anthologies of modern Kazakh literature – one prose, one poetry – into six UN languages, will be attending LBF to showcase the development of the project.

In addition to having an exhibition stand for the three days of the event, NBT will host an hour’s session in the Literary Translation Centre on the topic of ‘Contemporary Kazakh Culture in the Global World’. The session will be held from 17:15hr to 18:15hrs on Tuesday 12th March and will be chaired by Jane Mann, the Director of Education Reform at Cambridge University Press. Cambridge has partnered with NBT on this important initiative to support with English translations, and with communicating and distributing these examples of modern Kazakh literature internationally.

Join the ‘Contemporary Kazakh Culture in the Global World’ session to learn more about Kazakh Literature, see samples of the English Prose and Poetry books and hear directly from the key stakeholders on the programme development.

*Email to register for FREE:

Visit the team on stand number 5D148

*Tickets available on first come first serve basis.

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