Turin shelves guest of honour invitation for Saudi Arabia at International Book Fair


The International Book Fair in Turin has withdrawn an invitation to Saudi Arabia to be guest of honour next year, in the wake of Ali Mohammed al-Nimr’s death sentence. The Italian book fair said earlier this year that a 300 sq metre space would be dedicated to Saudi literature in 2016, with the country occupying its “guest of honour” slot. But at the end of last month, Turin’s …