The 28th International Book World Festival has finished in Prague
The 28th International Book Fair and Literary Festival Book World has finished. This year’s event was dedicated to authors pushing the boundaries of social and literary genres.
The festival featured a Ukrainian literary programme and an exhibition of war posters called #SupportUkrainePIC by the Ukrainian Illustrators’ Association Pictoric. Visitors could buy Ukrainian books and Czech translations of Ukrainian literature at the Ukrainian stand №KB 207 and listen to the readings of Ukrainian writers Karina Armlos and Oksana Maslova.
The festival also featured Ukrainian writers Irina Zahladko, Halyna Vdovychenko, and Serhiy Zhadan, who has recently presented the Czech translation of the novel Internat and performed with the band Zhadan i Sobaky. A significant festival achievement was the presentation of Crimean Tatar literature, including a discussion on the state of Crimean Tatar culture moderated by Dmytro Babeshko.
During the festival, a two-day forum, the Central and Eastern European Book Market, took place for the first time, with representatives from the Ukrainian book market, including many publishers and the Book Arsenal.
More details about the programme.
The Ukrainian stand and programme are developed in cooperation between the Books World Festival, the Ukrainian Institute, the Books-UA bookstore, the Embassy of Ukraine in the Czech Republic, and with the financial support of the Czech charity foundation PPF. The design of the Ukrainian stand was developed by Olena Staranchuk, co-founder of Pictoric.
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