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The London Book Fair 2019

LONDON, 12 March: The winners of The London Book Fair (LBF) International Excellence Awards have been announced at a prestigious ceremony, 12 March, on the first day of the Fair.

The London Book Fair International Excellence Awards 2019

India, USA and Indonesia lead the way, while China, UAE, South Africa, Finland, France, Belgium and Ukraine also shine

  Espoo City Library (Finland) is the international Library of the Year

Fang Suo Commune (China) awarded Bookstore of the Year

Ukraine’s Book Arsenal Literary Festival named leading literary festival in the world

Booklava (UAE) wins Audiobook Publisher of the Year award

Porter Anderson (USA) takes home inaugural International Book Trade Journalist Award

Jessica Kingsley was awarded The London Book Fair’s Simon Master Chairman’s Award

Recipients of the awards, held in association with the Publishers Association, came from countries across five continents

In the Market Focus Indonesia categories, PT. Bestari Buana Murni was awarded The Market Focus Indonesia Children’s, Young Adult and Education Award, with judges remarking on “their ambitious and vast children’s publishing programme which sees over 300 new titles published each year, and their support of reader development through partnerships with libraries, UNICEF and Room to Read amongst others”. Bentang Pustaka  won the Adult Trade Award, winning praise for their “broad scope in genres and innovative ideas to connect with readers”.

LBF 2019 was from 12-14 March 2019, Olympia London.

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