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  • The Quran in the 21st Century

    Tuesday10:00 - 10:3010 Apr 2018
    The Buzz Theatre

    Islam International Publications is a global company that has been publishing books on Islam for more than a hundred years. Its first press was established in I...

    • Language: English

  • The Wonderful World of Mr Men Little Miss: Entertaining Generations from the 1970’s

    Tuesday11:00 - 12:0010 Apr 2018
    CrossMedia Theatre

    First published in 1971, the Mr. Men and Little Misses have a special place in the hearts of their fans, young and old.  Join us for this special LIMA Licensing...

    • Language: English

  • Translating Illustrated Children's Books: The Challenges of Text and Image

    Tuesday11:30 - 12:3010 Apr 2018
    The Cross-Cultural Hub

    In many beloved children's books, text and illustration are inseparable. This poses a range of problems for translators and editors: what to do if the English t...

    • Language: English

  • Taking the Fear Out of AI: Machine Versus Human, or Technology Enabler for Humanity

    Tuesday15:15 - 15:4510 Apr 2018
    The Buzz Theatre

    Should artificial intelligence be your enemy? AI is all over the news these days, and is commonly represented as a destroyer of industries, a threat to both wh...

    • Language: English

  • Translation – Trends & Opportunities in India

    Wednesday11:30 - 12:3011 Apr 2018
    International Export Theatre

    India is a multilingual country with as many as 122 spoken languages. However 22 languages are given the status of official language by Indian constitution. Giv...

    • Language: English

  • The Three Ages of Bookselling

    Wednesday11:30 - 12:3011 Apr 2018
    High Street Theatre

    Speakers: Tim Morris, Booka Bookshop; Ron Johns, Mabecron Books and Aimee Madill, Phlox Books. Booksellers will share their knowledge, experiences, and lessons...

    • Language: English

  • The Centenary of Poland’s Independence: How to Tell Children About History So That They Will Want To Listen?

    Wednesday13:00 - 14:0011 Apr 2018
    Children's Hub

    On 11 November 1918, bells rang out in European cities to announce the end of the war. One hundred years later, bells will toll again in the same cities, and t...

    • Language: English

  • Trailblazer Panel: The Future of Publishing: How to Thrive in the Evolving Book World

    Wednesday14:30 - 15:3011 Apr 2018
    Club Room, National Hall Gallery

    The publishing world is evolving fast, so what skills do publishers need to ensure they (and the industry) are developing now to continue to thrive? Past and p...

    • Language: English

  • The World is Not Enough

    Wednesday15:30 - 16:3011 Apr 2018
    Literary Translation Centre

    According to British National Bibliography, the number of literature in translation in the Anglo-Saxon world does not exceed 3% of the total number of books pub...

    • Language: English

  • Transformations: Women’s Writing from the Edges

    Wednesday16:00 - 17:0011 Apr 2018
    The Cross-Cultural Hub

    Nora Ikstena’s novel Soviet Milk, a Latvian bestseller recently translated into English, looks at the lives of three women – daughter, mother and grandmother – ...

    • Language: English

  • Tartan Noir

    Wednesday16:00 - 17:0011 Apr 2018
    Club Room, National Hall Gallery

    From canny Highland detectives to Victorian feminist thrillers, and from best sellers to packed festival tents, Scottish crime writing has been flexing its cons...

    • Language: English

  • The Agony and Ecstasy of Becoming a Self-Publisher: How to Make It Fun and Profitable.

    Wednesday16:45 - 17:3011 Apr 2018
    Author HQ

    The largest growth segment in the book industry today is that of authors who are publishing their own work(s). Some authors are making this decision out of nece...

    • Language: English

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