New Literature Ireland Stand unveiled at the 2017 London Book Fair
The 2017 London Book Fair took place just ahead of St. Patrick’s Day from 14 to 16 March at London’s Olympia venue.
As in recent years, Literature Ireland managed Ireland’s national stand, supported by Culture Ireland, and featured many of Ireland’s independent publishers. The London Book Fair is a key industry event for the global publishing industry.
This year Literature Ireland had over forty meetings with literary agents, international publishers and book fair organisers over the course of the three days. In addition, it was the first presentation of the redesigned Irish stand, which was created with funding from Culture Ireland.
For the first time at the London Fair, a selection of Irish literary journals was promoted at this year’s fair which garnered a lot of attention and highlighted the recent enthusiasm that surrounds new Irish writers.
Literature Ireland was delighted to secure the same prime location for the Ireland national stand as 2015 and 2016. The Irish location is now established and is located on the balcony of the main hall, visible to all those making their way to the second floor at the venue, and en route to the busy and important Rights centre, where the influential London literary agents are based. This highly visible and accessible location proved to be a success in term of footfall and cold calls to the Ireland at London national stand.
Organisations featured at the Irish stand included:
Cló Iar-Chonnacht Publishing Ireland
Mercier Press Roads Publishing
O’Brien Press Royal Irish Academy
Further information on Literature Ireland’s activities is available here.