Kazakhstan to host Central Asian book forum


Kazakhstan to host Central Asian book forumThe III Open Central Asia Book Forum and Literature Festival (OCABF-2014) will take place November this year in Kazakhstan, the organizers said.

The event will address development of literature in Central Asia. Its goal is to draw attention of readers and experts to the past and present achievements of Central Asian writers and present their works to publishers, readers, libraries, educational establishments and mass media.

The prize fund of the OCABF 2014 contests is USD 17,000 to have the winner’s book published in London and showcased at the London Book Fair 2016.

The first forum held in Bishkek gathered then about 1,300 delegates.