Sri Lanka, Guest of Honour at the 10th International Island Book Fair in France - 2008
Paris, 20 September, (Asiantribune.com): The 10th International Island Book Fair (Salon International du Livre Insulaire) took place in Ouessant, France from 20 to 23 of August 2008. The goal of this fair is to make discover the literature from all the islands in the world, by welcoming writers and editors in Ouessant, an Island situated off Bretagne.
Sri Lanka was the guest of honour of the 10th International Island Book Fair represented by Phillipe Fabry thanks to the French Embassy in Sri Lanka and Sri Lanka Tourism.
Hélène Honorat was also among the invitees as a francophone writer passionate by the beauty of Sri Lanka.
Phillipe Fabry, Frenchwriter residing in Sri Lanka for more than 15 years and founder of Viator Publications in Sri Lanka addressed a conference about the “History and the Birth of Sri Lanka”on the last day of the book fair (23rd of August). “Honouring Martin Quéré”, The Essential guide for Jaffna and its region”, “Sri Lanka – Biography of an island” , “The Essential guide for Anuradhapura and its region” are some of his publications.
This is the first time Sri Lanka, and its literature, are represented in this international island book fair, and the success received will lead hopefully to more invitations of the island in other literature events in Europe.
- Asian Tribune -