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Booker winner andpoet vie for UK’s Costa prize

Booker winner andpoet vie for UK’s Costa prize

Julian Barnes, who won this year’s Man Booker Prize for Fiction, and Carol Ann Duffy, Britain’s poet laureate, were among the nominees for the 2011 Costa Book Awards announced Tuesday.

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Rare 16th century book stolen at Frankfurt fair

Thieves stole a rare 16th-century Portuguese book estimated to be worth 18,500 euros ($25,500) at the world’s biggest book fair here last month, police said Wednesday.

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Egyptian literature and culture enriches book fair in Istanbul

Egyptian literature and culture enriches book fair in Istanbul

This year’s TÜYAP Book Fair once again kicks off at Büyükçekmece’s fair area. While this year the main focus is Egypt and its literature, the fair also hosts lots of publishing house from all over the world. The events at the TÜYAP Book Fair fair also focuses on Egypt’s cultural heritage

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Istanbul TÜYAP book fair kicks off

The Arab Republic of Egypt will be the country guest of honor in the 30th session of the Istanbul International Book Fair, which will run Nov. 12 to Nov. 15

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Publishers divided on merits of fair’s location

Publishers divided on merits of fair’s location

TÜYAP Book Fair is being organized in Büyükçekmece having moved from its former location in Beyoğlu’s Tepebaşı in 2002. Many publishers says the former location was better in terms of ease of access but Doğan Hızlan, publishing advisor of daily Hürriyet, says that the present venue has prevented idle onlookers.

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Turkey’s first electronic book library opens

Turkey’s first electronic book library opens

Facilitating access to a wealth of academic data on the Internet, a company is continuing its work to digitalize Turkish-language books for the online world with the aim of eventually extending its services to everyone.

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Literature shines in its newly opened museums

Literature shines in its newly opened museums

As Turkey boosts its museum tourism industry, newly opened literary museums are increasing. Currently, Istanbul welcomes Turkish writer Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar’s Museum in the Procession Kiosk.

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