Guest of Honour
Deesis Edith Mesiani
What the participants said about CIBF 2023
It was our first time going to India, and I was impressed with everything. The event was very great and professionally well-managed! This was only a start, and I hope we can collaborate more in the future.
The 2nd edition of the Chennai International Book Fair (CIBF) has invited Malaysia to be its guest of honour, as India, particularly Tamil Nadu, share a longstanding connection across both the Bay of Bengal and the Straits.
As one of the largest populations in the world with Tamil speakers, Malaysia additionally boasts a vibrant multilingual publishing industry. Furthermore, books from Tamil Nadu have gained great success in markets in both Malaysia and Singapore alike.
By celebrating the historical ties between Malaysia and Tamil Nadu, readers of both countries are now able to access each other’s multicultural literature. This exchange has given a boost to the global Tamil literary scene, helping the Asian century shape into a realm of harmony and mutual understanding.