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Tokyo International Book Fair

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LTI Korea participated in the 2016 Tokyo International Book Fair (TIBF), held from September 23 to 25, and held events in Tokyo and Fukuoka.

LTI Korea took writers Kim Insuk and Cheon Un-yeong to Japan this year. Cheon saw the Japanese translation of her novel Ginger released early this year by Shinkansha (新幹社) publishers, while the Japanese translation Kim’s short story collection “Hi, Elena,” which won her the 41st Dong-in Literary Award, was published by Shosikankanbou (書肆侃侃房) publishers.

On September 22, the two writers held a discussion with Japanese poet and writer Naoko Higashi (東直子) on the topic “Women Writers of Japan and Korea Today” at the ACROS Fukuoka building.
On September 25, the writers spoke with Korean-Japanese writer Nobuko Kyo (Kang Shinja) on the topic “The Pleasure of Reading Korean Novels” at the event hall of the TIBF.

The TIBF is the biggest international book fair held in Japan, the world’s second biggest publishing market. This year the fair transitioned into more reader-centric event and received over forty thousand visitors. LTI Korea displayed around fifty books funded by it and held meetings with Japanese publishers.

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