Italy will be the guest at Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2016

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The Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF) will open on April 27 with a public concert by the Venice Quartette.

Italy is this year’s guest of honor. The country was chosen due to its cultural and political landscape in the world, according to Dr Ali Bin Tamim, member of the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Cultural Authority (TCA) board of directors. 20 Italian authors will come to event as part of the event. The Italian pavilion will feature illustrations of famous Italians

The TCA also said Andalusian philosopher, Ibn Rushd, was chosen as the Fair’s personality of the year. The Ibn Rushd pavilion which will have all of his lectures.

1,260 exhibitors and 600 authors from 63 countries will participate at the Fair.