Spain will be the guest country of the 46th Calcutta International Book Fair 2023as announced at a press conference by the Book Fair Authority, in the presence of the Spanish Ambassador to India, the writer and diplomat José María Ridao Domínguez.
“It is with great pride that Spain has been chosen as the country for the 46th edition of the Kolkata International Book Fair. This will improve the cultural ties between India and Spain,” he said after learning of the decision.
It is the second time that Spain has been the guest country, after its participation in 2006, as the honorary secretary of the Publishers and Booksellers Union, Tridib Chatterjee, organizer of the Calcutta International Book Fair, explained at the press conference. .
As the organizers have added, the next edition of the literary fair will be held in January next year, on dates yet to be confirmed. The Calcutta International Book Fair is the most visited in the world.
The Indo-Hispanic Academy of Language, official coordinator of the Calcutta International Book Fair for Spanish-speaking countries, has played an important role in the election of Spain, which is expected to play a leading role in this literary event.