International Book Fair is conducted in Sharjah UAE for ten days. It is basically held every year. Sharjah Book Fair was started since 1982 by the proper investment and assistance of Sultan bin Mohamed AL-Qasim. He is the member of Supreme Council and sharjah is being ruled by him. Book fair is considered to be the 4th largest fair in the world since its inaugural ceremony.
Book Fair Personalities
Many affectionate, broad-minded and amiable personalities participated on the fair’s 30th anniversary in Sharjah UAE. Personalities include Shashi Tharoor, Lakshmi Nair and Ruskin Bond. There were other personalities too who came to attend book fair in 2012. The names of the participants are Anupam Kher, Arundhati Roy, Benyamin, Deepti Naval, H. M. Naqvi, Namita Gokhale, Pankaj Mishra, Paul Zachariah, Samrat Upadhyay, Sethu, Shehan Karunatilaka, Tahmima Anam, Vidya Shah and William Dalrymple. There was a cookery show on the first day of book fair and presenter name is Noushad.
32nd Open Door Fair
In 32nd edition there was an opportunity by the Sharjah International Book Fair and it opened door for public on 5th November 2013. 2013 book fair was the fair that gave open handed to public to participate and there were participants from all around the world. 32nd edition of fair consists of 1.010 exhibitors who came from 53 countries to share their books in different languages. Books from 180 languages were covered in this fair.
Our honorable and respected guest was one of the great bestselling authors Lord Jeffery Archer-Labanese who is Minister of Culture, Farouq Hosni who is former Egyptian minister of culture and A.P.J Abdul Kalam who is Indian President and other writers as well who were invited for the fair. The event includes prestigious novelists and authors Najwa Barakat, Lebanese poet, and TV host Zahi Wehbe, Egyptian novelist Yousuf Al Qaeed, Algerian novelist Wasini Al Araj, Kuwaiti TV presenter Dr Fawziah Al Dorai, Lebanese TV host Tony Khalifa, and Indian actor Kamal Hassan. Actor Kamal Hassan also launched his first book which he titled as “Vishwaroopram” in 2013 edition. It was also the part of Sharjah Book fair.