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March 23, 2023

Gaudeamus 2012 summing-up: over 112,000 visitors

Humanitas, RAO and Nemira publishing houses were awarded at the book fair that came to an end Sunday.

This year’s Gaudeamus publishing trophies went to publishing houses Humanitas (1st place), RAO (2nd) and Nemira (3rd). Also, the public vote named Andrei Plesu’s “Parables of Jesus. Truth the story”, published by Humanitas, as the most sought-after book at the fair. At a ceremony Sunday marking the conclusion of the 19th Gaudeamus International Book & Education Fair, the Education Award was given to the Academy of Economic Studies in Bucharest. The press trophies – printed, radio and TV sections were awarded to the daily newspapers ‘Jurnalul National’, radio station Europa FM, and the TVR1 channel. Agerpres adjudicated the press agency trophy, on the basis of a monitoring by the RADOR Press Agency. No award was handed in the online section.The Prize of Excellence publishing house nominees were: Eikon, Tracus Arte, Noi Media Print, Trei Publishing House and Cartier, with the last being the prize winner. “The RON 10,000 prize was offered by Radio Romania and consists in the partial or total financing of an editorial project with a European reach,” according to the press communique.Bruno Mazzoni got the “Antoaneta Ralian” Translation Award for his exceptional contribution to making the European literature known in the European area and for the translation into Italian of some prominent Romanian writers, and Dinu Luca, for the translation into Romanian of the novel “Life and Death Are Wearing Me Out” by Mo Yan, this year’s Nobel prize laureate in Literature, by the Humanitas Fiction Publishing House.Alina Mihai, a student at the University of Theatrical Arts and Cinematography was this year’s Miss Reading of GAUDEAMUS.The fair was visited by 112,000 people; there were over 370 exhibitors and more than 650 cultural events. The Gaudeamus Fair 2012 ran at the Romexpo Central Pavilion, Wednesday thru Sunday. The Republic of Moldova was the Guest of Honor and Italy – the privileged partner of this edition. Celebrated French writer Pascal Bruckner was among the guests at the fair.

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