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Israel theme for 2018 Taipei International Book Exhibition

2017/12/27 21:17:54

Taipei, Dec. 27 (CNA) The theme country for the 2018 Taipei International Book Exhibition is to be Israel, the organizers announced Wednesday at a press conference.

The six-day exhibition will run Feb. 6-11 and will feature various items such as talks, movies and VR, to showcase the history and development of the Middle Eastern nation, Asher Yarden, Israel's representative to Taiwan, said at the press conference.

People visiting the exhibition will be able to experience Israel with all five senses, as it will feature some of the most traditional sights, tastes, smells, sounds and textures from the country, said Hsieh Pei-ni (謝佩霓), planning director of the book fair's theme.

Four renowned Israeli authors -- Noa Yedlin, Yannets Levi, Gil Hovav and Hanoch Piven -- will attend the exhibition, while the Di Gasn Trio, an Israeli indie-folk acoustic band, will perform.

Israeli food and drinks will also be showcased at the exhibition, which will take place at Exhibition Halls 1 and 3 of the Taipei World Trade Center.

(By Lo Yuan-shao and Kuan-lin Liu)