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CIBF 2024: The Great Start heralds
the Great Hope

Following the highly successful Chennai International Book Fair 2023, Tamil Nadu is now prepared to hold its second edition of CIBF. Attracted by over 30 countries and hundreds of publishers, CIBF has cemented its place amongst international book fairs.

The first edition of CIBF was an incredible success, garnering praise from both Indian and international participants. An impressive 365 Memorandums of Understanding were signed between primarily Tamil publishers and their global peers. The international pavilion created for the fair provided a unique experience to visitors as they experienced a truly international book fair for the very first time.

The Tamil Nadu government has launched a translation grant program, providing guidelines and applications for non-Tamil publishers who wish to translate Tamil works into their own languages.

The Chennai International Book Fair (CIBF) 2024 will take place in January 2024 at the Chennai Trade Center, Nandambakkam in Chennai. It is an event organized by the Tamil Nadu Textbook Corporation and Educational Services, an enterprise of the Government of Tamil Nadu.  The theme for CIBF this year will be “Writing: from Pots to Bots”, emphasizing how writing has evolved over time from its humble beginnings with pot shreds to Artificial Intelligence.



The Chennai International Book Fair (CIBF) is poised to draw in publishers from around the globe, connecting readers from the 80 million Tamil community globally to the international reading sphere and making it more relevant to modern trends. This year’s CIBF will feature an array of activities such as book launches, seminars, panel discussions, and workshops. It will also provide a platform for publishers to showcase their latest products and services. Participants include authors, educators, librarians, researchers, students and aspiring writers from across the country who can gain valuable insights into the publishing industry. 

The Chennai International Book Fair is sure to be an enlightening experience for all those involved in the literary world where ideas are exchanged on literature and its cultural impact. It aims to bring together professionals from different backgrounds to explore new territories in writing with a view toward creating meaningful content that adds value to society at large.  

The Fair will feature a combination of international conferences, rights trade, and literary events. It will be a co-event with the regular Chennai Book Fair, which is expected to attract millions of visitors with its immense exhibition space.

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To take part in the rights table, publishing conference, and translation grant program