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LONDON (Muhammad Farooq) – The London Book Fair has entered its second day, as authors, editors and publishers from 130 countries gather for the 48th Fair.

As part of the Market Focus Indonesia celebrations, Author of the Day Seno Gumira Ajidarma spoke with The Guardian’s Sian Cain about his work and career.

E.L. James is named as author of the top selling book in the UK in the past 25 years.

Indonesian author Intan Paramaditha was interviewed by Sharlene Teo to discuss his writing’s focus on the intersection between gender and sexuality.

Emma Barnett visits LBF ahead of the release of her book Period.

Raymond Antrobus, Poet of the Fair, joined CEO of Poet in the City, Isobel Colchester, to speak about the themes that appear in his work, including race, deafness, family and masculinity.

Author of the Day, Seno Gumira Ajidarma arrives at the Fair.

E.L. James, who was revealed by Nielsen Books as the author of the best-selling book of the last 25 years in the UK, made an appearance at the Club at The Ivy.

A reading for schoolchildren at the Bourne Bridge.

Henry Firth and Ian Theasby, authors of BOSH!, the highest selling vegan cookbook of all time, held a vegan breakfast event ahead of the release of their second cookbook, BISH BASH BOSH!

Henry Firth and Ian Theasby hold a vegan breakfast ahead of the release of their new book BISH BASH BOSH!.

Award-winning broadcaster and journalist Emma Barnett attended LBF ahead of the release of her book Period. (September 2019, HQ), an agenda-setting manifesto to remove the stigma and myths continuing to surround the female body. To mark the release, HQ HarperCollins have been providing free tampons and sanitary towels in the toilets at LBF.

The Bookseller’s Association celebrates Tim Godfray’s 47 year career at the BA.

As part of the celebration of Tim Godfray’s 47 years with The Bookseller’s Association, a blue plaque commemorating his career was unveiled at the High Street Theatre.

Cerys Matthews appeared at The London Book Fair for a reception with Michael O’Mara Books and The Forward Arts Foundation to celebrate the poetry anthology being published.

The hosts of the popular ‘Killed Covers’ events held a session look at the challenges faced during the book cover design process.

To mark its appointment as the 19th UNESCO World Book Capital, Sharjah announced a year-long celebration programme today, including cricketing events, a reading caravan and several major festivals.

Ahead of children’s day tomorrow, a group of school children visited the Fair to attend a reading adventure with the characters of Apple Tree Farm at the Farmyard.