Taipei International Book Exhibition opens Feb. 12

The book fair features a number of special guest authors and celebrities and runs for 6 days

Taiwan News
Date: 2019/02/06
By: Ryan Drillsma, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

A map of the “pathways”: (clockwise from top left) Idols & Fans, International Icons, Bookworm Favorites, German Authors, Media Stars (image by TiBE)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The 2019 Taipei International Book Exhibition is to begin following the New Year holidays.

CNA reports the fair will feature a number of stars including singer/songwriter Stone of Mayday fame (五月天石頭), actress Joanne Tseng (曾之喬) and TV host Wang Wei-zhong (王偉忠).

The book exhibition will be held from Feb. 12 to 17. and features several “Themed Pavilions” including “Across Time and Space,” “Roaming in Fantasy” and “Make a Zine.”

Germany is this year’s “guest of honor” theme country and 13 German authors will present their works at the fair alongside Taiwanese authors. Presentations will focus not only on literary voices but current social topics such as artificial intelligence and technology, as well as subjects specific to Taiwan like transitional justice.

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