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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing Launched

As Orhan Pamuk uses the Frankfurt Book Fair to denounce the Turkish government, Bloomsbury use it to announce a new publishing venture, working with the Qatar Foundation to help generate and support Qatari literature. Literary Saloon has the full report, with links to the Guardian and Gulf Times coverage.

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