Open Central Asia Book Forum and Literature Festival 2014 dates announced

oca bfThe dates for the third Open Central Asia Book forum and Literature festival (OCABF-2014) have been announced – November 14-17 in Almaty and Astana.

The event’s focus is development of literature on the territory of Central Asia, as well as drawing attention of the readers and experts to the past and today’s achievements of the Central Asian writers. The event will introduce the writers to the publishing houses, readers, libraries, educational institutions, and the media.

The total prize fund of the OCABF-2014 is $17,000. For this fund, a winner will publish his/her book in London and will be able to present the writing at the London Book Fair 2016.

The other cash prizes include a prize of Nemat Kelimbetov – $10 thousand for the winner of the first video contest; a prize of Marzia Zakiryanova – $5 thousand for the best women’s work; a prize of Nur Muhammad Karahan – $3 thousand for the best work on the Uyghur topics.

The first OCABF was held from November 24-25, 2012 in Bishkek, the second was held from November 5-9, 2013 in London.

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