Below are some highlights of this year’s events. For further information go to londonbookfair.co.uk.
Quick, Quick, Slow: What Have Been the Technological Changes in Publishing This Year?
8:30–9:30 a.m. ET
Justine Solomun, director, Byte the Book; Simon Appleby, director, Bookswarm; Mark Stay, host of the Bestseller Experiment podcast; Hermione Ireland, The Académie du Vin
Leading the Way in Book Publishing
8:45–9:25 a.m. ET
Laura Summers, director, BookMachine; Lance Fitzgerald, v-p content and business development, Penguin Random House Audio; Bodour Al Qasimi, president, International Publishers Association; Sanphy Thomas, managing director, Jessica Kingsley Publishers and director of professional publishing, John Murray Press; Belinda Rasmussen, executive publisher, Macmillan Children’s Books
Young Adults: Improving Mental Health and Well-Being Through Fiction
9–9:40 a.m. ET
Anthony Kessel, public health physician, academic, and author
In Conversation with Matt Haig
4:15–5 a.m. ET
The Power of Diverse Narratives
7:50–8:15 a.m. ET
Lisa Bent, author of Symona’s Still Single (Jacaranda)
Championing Black Voices and Stories, Past, Present and Future
11:35 a.m.–12:15 p.m. ET
Valerie Brandes, founder and CEO, Jacaranda; Magdalene Abraha, editorial manager, Jacaranda; Anni Domingo, author of Breaking the Maafa Chain (Jacaranda); Isabelle Dupuy, author of Living the Dream (Jacaranda)
Contemporary Irish Writing with Eimear Ryan and Lucy Caldwell
6:10–6:30 a.m. ET
Eimear Ryan, author; Lucy Caldwell, author and playwright
Who Gets to Translate? Who Gets to Be Translated?
9:15–9:45 a.m. ET
Will Forrester, translation and international manager, English PEN; Nicholas Glastonbury, translator; Ka Bradley, commissioning editor at Granta Books; Rebecca Carter, literary agent at Janklow & Nesbit Associates.
Mitigating Risk in the Book/Content Supply Chain
4:30–5:30 a.m. ET
Karina Urquhart, executive director, Book Industry Communication; Stephen Long, freelance consultant; David Hetherington, v-p, global business development, books international; Matthew Hogg, director of publisher and customer services, Macmillan Distribution; David Marlin, president, MetaComet Systems
The Green Book Alliance: Making the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals a Reality
6–7 a.m. ET
Karina Urquhart, executive director, Book Industry Communication; Sherri Aldis, chief, United Nations Publications, United Nations; Noah Genner, CEO, BookNet Canada.