By Thomas Minkus
Watch our video interview with literary agent Nermin Mollaoğlu at the Beijing Book Fair:
Nermin Mollaoğlu, literary agent and founder of Kalem Literary Agency in Turkey, attended the Beijing Book Fair (August 31-September 4) for the first time this year in order to explore the Chinese book market and get to know the publishers there.
She said, “[Chinese] publishers are so interested to learn about voices from different parts of the world.” Mollaoğlu said that the publishers she met with were most interested in classic literature — from Mollaoğlu’s list, Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar, one of modern Turkey’s most important authors, garnered the most attention. Typically, advances for foreign literature are around 2,000 Euros.
Take a look at a few of our photos from the 2011 Beijing Book Fair: