Poets, writers and illustrators to attend book fair

Taipei Times
Date: Feb 10, 2016
By: Staff writer, with CNA

The Pulitzer Prize-winning US poet Robert Hass will be among the authors attending the 2016 Taipei International Book Exhibition, which is scheduled to open on Tuesday next week.

Hass, who was US poet laureate from 1995 to 1997, will take part in a talk at the six-day fair on Thursday next week with his wife, Brenda Hillman, who is also a poet, according to the Taipei Book Fair Foundation.

Hass’ collection Time and Materials won the 2007 National Book Award and shared the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for poetry.

Hillman’s collection Practical Water won the 2009 Los Angeles Times Book Prize for poetry.

Other foreign guests scheduled to attend the fair include bestselling Polish fantasy author Andrzej Sapkowski, known for his series The Witcher, New Zealand illustrator Donovan Bixley and award-winning Israeli writer Etgar Keret.     [FULL  STORY]

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