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06 Jan 2018 - 14 Jan 2018

New Delhi World Book Fair - EU guest of honour


From the 6 to the 14 of January 2018, the New Delhi World Book Fair (NDWBF) will take place at the Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. For this year’s edition, the European Union will be the guest of honour of the NDWBF. A rich variety of European books, professional and sectoral forums and seminars, cultural events and literature discussions will be organized at the NDWBF 2018 to promote literary cultural ties between India and the EU as well as people-to-people dialogue.

Through history and translations, there has been an ever-growing link between European and Indian literature and many European countries and publishers attend the NDWBF each year. The Cultural Diplomacy Platform, in coordination with the EU Delegation in India and local organisations, supports the participation of five winning authors of the European Union Prize for Literature to the Book Fair:

  • Kallia Papadaki (Greece)
  • Selja Ahava (Finland)
  • Jasmin B. Frelih (Slovenia)
  • Osvalds Zebris (Latvia)
  • David Machado (Portugal)

Read more about the Cultural Diplomacy Platform participation in NDWBF

India is one of the top six publishing countries in the world today. The New Delhi Book Fair has a comparable influence to the Frankfurt, London, Warsaw or Paris book fairs and has become one of the major events in the publishing world.

The overall theme of NDWBF 2018 is Environment and Climate Change.

Indian publishers stand at a significant crossroad towards the path of growth. The New Delhi Book Fair is thus the occasion to promote reading habits and enhance the book culture, promote exchange and strengthen cooperation and intercultural dialogue. It also offers business opportunities in cultural and creative industries’ sector such as the publishing, translation and editing sectors. The Fair attracts participation from major publishing houses of the globe and opens up a gateway to the publishing and intellectual worlds of South Asia and Europe.