Sunday, March 29, 2009

English PEN :London Book Fair

The English PEN announces a fascinating programme of events at the English PEN Literary Cafe at this year's London Book Fair, 20th-22nd April at Earl's Court Exhibition Centre.

Thanks to the generous support of HW Fisher & Company and Reed Exhibitions, English PEN will once again be at the heart of this world-class event, hosting author talks in the Café and offering free consultations with specialist authors’ accountants, Barry Kernon and Andrew Subramaniam – see below for more details.

Authors speaking at the Cafe will include William Boyd, Amit Chaudhuri, William Dalrymple, Umberto Eco, Ramachandra Guha, Girish Karnad, Prue Leith, Azar Nafisi, Anita Nair, Andrew O'Hagan, James Patterson, Meg Rosoff and Sarah Waters. The Cafe will also be the venue for major literary events such as the announcement of the Orange Prize shortlist and the presentation of the Hessell-Tiltman Award for History and the Academia Rossica Translation Prize.

Full listings of events at the English PEN Literary Café.

English PEN literary cafe in partnership with the British Council
LBF 2009 will host a Literary Café on the show floor that is sponsored by English PEN. The cafe plays host to a series of author interviews where authors talk about their latest book.
Authors will sign copies of their books in the Foyles Bookshop, part of the Literary Cafe.

English PEN is the founding centre of the worldwide writers' association, working to promote literature as a means of international understanding and intercultural dialogue. Supported by authors, publishers, booksellers and others engaged in the literary business, English PEN runs a year-round programme of campaigns, events, publications and projects to ensure that the value of literature is widely recognised, and that writers enjoy full creative freedom to explore the world around them. To find out more about English PEN, and to see how you can get more involved, visit or contact Jonathan Heawood, Director, on .

Literary Cafe 2009 Schedule
Monday, 20th April 2009
Time: Title: Additional information:
8.30am-9.30am The Author Breakfast organised by the Booksellers Association
By invitation only

10.00am-10.30am Author of the day - James Patterson
Interviewed by Jonathan Heawood, Director, English PEN

11.00am-11.30am Andrew O'Hagan
Interviewed by Lisa Appignanesi
1.00pm-1.30pm Girish Karnad & UR Ananthamurthy Interviewed by Maya Jaggi (TBC)
2.00p.m.- 2.30p.m. Azar Nafisi
Interviewed by Lisa Appignanesi
3.00pm-3.30pm K Satchidanandan & Amit Chaudhuri Interviewed by Boyd Tonkin (TBC)
4.30pm-5.30pm Silver PEN Publishing Partners reception

Tuesday, 21st April 2009
Time: Title: Additional information:
09.00am-11.00am Orange Prize for Fiction 2009 Shortlist Breakfast
Join Fi Glover, chair of the 2009 judging panel, as she announces the shortlist for this year’s Orange Prize for Fiction.
The Orange Prize for Fiction is the UK’s most prestigious annual book award for fiction written by a woman, celebrating excellence, innovation and accessibility and the best of outstanding international fiction in women’s writing. Click here to register for this event
This form is to register for the Orange Prize and will also grant you access to the London Book Fair.
11.00a.m.-11.30a.m. Umberto Eco interview and book signing Interviewed by Jonathan Heawood, Director, English PEN
11.30a.m.-12.00p.m. Tarun Tejpal Interviewed by Claire Fox
1.30pm-2.00pm Lydia Cacho
Interviewed by Jo Glanville
2.30pm-3.00pm Sarah Waters
Interviewed by Lennie Goodings
3.30pm-4.00pm William Boyd
Interviewed by Danuta Kean
4.00pm-5.00pm TBC
Wednesday, 22nd April 2009
Time: Title Additional information
9.30am-10.30am The Rossica Translation Prize:
This prize is the only in the world for literary translation from Russian into English. It is awarded by Academia Rossica, our Committee include Boyd Tonkin (The independent), Susie Nicklin (British Council), Christopher MacLehose, Amanda Hopkinson (British Centre for Literary Translation) amongst others.
11.00am-11.30am Meg Rosoff
Interviewed by Danuta Kean
12.00pm-12.30pm Author of the day - Prue Leith Interviewed by Jonathan Heawood, Director, English PEN
1.00pm-1.30pm Anita Nair & Javed Akhtar Interviewed by Pablo Mukherjee
2.30pm-3.00pm Ramachandra Guha Interviewed by Patrick French
3.00pm-3.30pm William Dalrymple
Interviewed by Ravi Mirchandani (TBC)

Contact the official PR Agents for The London Book Fair:
Midas Public Relations Limited
7-8 Kendrick Mews

Contact: Midas Public Relations on:
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7584 7474
Fax: +44 (0)20 7584 7123

Market Focus- Indian Exhibitors

Exhibitor Name Stand Number Info

Abhinav Publications T520

Aegean Offset Printers W524

Ajanta Offset & Packagings Ltd X270

Ananda Publishers Private Limited U540

Aptara V535

Association of Publishers in India U475

Bafna Exports V460

Bhavana Books & Prints T470

Bibliophile South Asia U450

BJain Publishers Pvt. Ltd D625

BPB Publications T460

Brijbasi Art Press Ltd D405

Cambridge University Press India Pvt. Ltd. U475

CAPEXIL U450, V480

CBS Publishers N510

Chowdhry Export House V454

D C Books V485

D.K. Agencies (P) Ltd U510

Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd U535

Eastern Book Company U480

Elsevier A Division of Reed Elsevier India Pvt. Ltd. U475

Full Circle Publishing & Hind Pocket Books U450

Galgotias A670

GBS Publishers & Distributors (India) U490

Globex Medicons U450

Gobind Sadan Publications U450

Goodword Books Pvt.Ltd U547

Gopsons Papers Ltd. Q704

Har - Anand Publications Pvt Ltd U545

Hemkunt Press V465

Heritage Impex Worldwide V475

IK International Publishing House Pvt Ltd T500

India Book House Publishing F430

India Trade Promotion Organisation V535

IndiaNIC Infotech Limited Y582

Jayant Printery X507

Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd O480

JJ Offset Printers U460

Kalyani Navyug Media Pvt Ltd U525

Laserwords Private Limited V535

Laxmi Publications (P) Ltd V505

Macmillan India Ltd. U475

Mandira U450

Manipal Press Limited W507

Mapin Publishing Pvt. Ltd. V495

McGraw-Hill Education (India) Pvt ltd U475

Motilal Banarsidass Publishers (P) Ltd U495, U455

Multivista Global Limited T540

National Book Trust, India V482

Navayana Publishing U450, H110

Neelkamal Publications Pvt Ltd W467

New Central Book Agency (P) Ltd. U492

Niyogi Books T510

Nutech Photolithographers W483

Om Books International H205

Outsource Publishing U530

Oxford University Press India U475

Paras Offset Pvt. Ltd V450

Pearson Education (A division of Dorling Kindersley India Pvt. Ltd.) U475

Penguin Books India Pvt. Ltd. U475

Prints India V455

Pustak Mahal W477

Rakesh Press K610

Ratna Sagar P.Ltd T492

Red Ink Literary Agency / representations 19o

Replika Press Pvt Ltd U565

Repro India Ltd V655

Research Press U475

Roli Books K700

Rupa & Co T530


Sahaja Exports International U450

Sahitya Academy T480

Saraswati Printers W457

Springer (India) Private Limited U475

Star Publishers Distributors U497

Sterling Publishers P Ltd C410

TARU - Books & Journals U450

Thomson Press (India) Ltd S555

Thymus Solutions Ltd W479

Total IT Solutions Pvt.Ltd W489

Tulika Publishers V535

UBS Publishers' Distributors Pvt. Ltd U542

Vadehra Art Gallery K610

Veeswa Exports U515

Wisdom Tree U505

WITS Interactive Pvt.Ltd U500

Xact Studio International A564


Tickets to London Book Fair are £25 in advance, or £40 on the door. A limited number of complimentary tickets for LBF are available for English PEN members, who are also invited to a free consultation with leading authors' accountants, Barry Kernon and Andrew Subramaniam of HW Fisher, who specialise in advising authors on tax matters.

To reserve your complimentary ticket to LBF and make your appointment for a free consultation with Barry or Andrew, please contact Amy Oliver on 020 7713 0023, or email .

Barry Kernon acts for a great many authors, journalists and others in the media world, and is an acknowledged expert in the tax treatment of individuals in the creative industries. Barry has been in private practice since 1972, and joined HW Fisher & Company in 2002. He is Honorary Treasurer of both English PEN and the Society of Authors, and is a Trustee of the Poetry Society.

Andrew Subramaniam specialises in advising authors, journalists and musicians. He joined H W Fisher & Company as an audit trainee in 1991. Since qualifying as a chartered accountant he has been promoted rapidly and became a partner in May 2006.

The English PEN Literary Café is at the London Book Fair, Earl’s Court Exhibition Centre, Warwick Road, London SW5 9TA

Dates: Monday 20th – Wednesday 22nd April 2009
How to Book: visit or /.

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