Saudi Arabia won't be host country at 2016 Turin Book Fair

But the event will be dedicated to Arabic literature

07 October, 09:54

    Saudi Arabia won't be host country at 2016 Turin Book Fair Saudi Arabia won't be host country at 2016 Turin Book Fair

    - TURIN - The Turin International Book Fair will be dedicated to Arabic literature, but won't be hosted by Saudi Arabia, the fair's board of directors announced Tuesday.

    The Foundation for the Book, the Turin-based organisation that produces the annual book fair, also approved the nomination of writer and literary critic Ernesto Ferrero as editorial director of the 2016 fair.

    Rumours had circulated prior to Tuesday's board of directors meeting that the 2016 book fair might have a host country, but the Foundation for the Book's directors decided to use a geocultural, rather than geopolitical, criteria. 

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