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5th anniversary of 'Beijing Author Day' celebrated at 30th Beijing International Book Fair

Updated: 2024-06-24 11:56 ( chinadaily.com.cn )
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Opening ceremony of the 2024 "Beijing Author Day" was held on June 22 at the China National Convention Center.[Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

On June 22, the 2024 "Beijing Author Day" opening ceremony and the Book Launch of the 5th Anniversary and Signing Ceremony of Beijing Writers' Books Translation Program were successfully held at the China National Convention Center. The event was hosted by the Beijing Federation of Literary and Art Circles, co-organized by the Lao She Literature Institute and China National Publications Import and Export (Group) Corporation.

This year marks the 5th anniversary of the "Beijing Author Day" brand event, coinciding with the 30th Beijing International Book Fair. The event attracted prominent writers and critics from China and 33 other countries, including representatives of publishers and Sinologists.

Since its inception in 2019, "Beijing Author Day" has become a crucial platform for promoting Beijing literature globally. Over the past five years, 41 works by 35 Beijing writers have been signed with foreign publishers, translating into 13 languages across 18 countries, totaling approximately 7.35 million words.

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