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Gaudeamus Book Fair features over 600 publishing events by 400 exhibitors




The 20th edition of Gaudeamus International Fair – ‘Books to Learn From’ was officially opened on Wednesday at the Central Pavilion of Romexpo Complex in Bucharest, in the presence of Nordic country ambassadors to Romania, Remus Pricopie, Minister of Education, and Ovidiu Mirculescu, President and General Manager of public radio, the main event organizer.
Anders Bengtcén, Sweden’s Ambassador to Bucharest said in his opening remarks that “it is a great privilege for the Nordic countries to be invited as guests of honor.” “Although Nordic languages are not spoken by as many people, Nordic literature has managed to attract the attention of many readers worldwide,” Anders Bengtcén said. “We are delighted that Romanian literature is becoming increasingly popular in Nordic countries,” he added, according to Mediafax.
The International Gaudeamus Book for Learning Fair, to feature more than 600 publishing and exhibition events proposed by around 400 exhibitors opened yesterday its 20th edition at Bucharest’s Romexpo Exhibition Centre, Agerpres informs. The Show, to go till Nov. 24, covers the full 14,000 square meters of the central pavilion and it is the longest-standing book fair in Romania; on display will be thousands of titles in the Romanian and international market and such big Romanian publishers as Humanitas, Polirom, RAO, Curtea Veche Publishing, Litera International, Corint, Nemira, Paralela 45, All, Trei promise many surprises.
This year’s guest of honour is the Northern Countries Group, represented by Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, the countries that also have the mission to name the honorary president of the 20th edition: Swedish ambassador in Bucharest Anders Bengtcen.
Literature fans will have the opportunity at Gaudeamus, this year to meet Icelandic author Yrsa Sigudardottir, Swedish authors Jan Wallentin, Anders Roslund and Borge Hellstroem, Danes Anders Ronnow Klarlund and Jacob Weinreich, who sign as A. J. Kazinski and Finland’s Salla Simukka and Antti Tuomainen, with the eight authors’ books being published by Romanian Trei Publishers as well as Norwegian author Kjersti Annesdatter Skomsvold, published by All publishing house. The common stand of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden is located in the Central Pavilion of Romexpo, 0.00 level, position number 3 on the map of the fair.
The privileged partner of the edition is GADIF – the Group of the Francophone Embassies, Delegations and Institutions in Romania, which by means of a stand dedicated to the Francophone literature from across the world marks the 20th anniversary of Romania’s joining the International Organization of the Francophonie. The traditional sections will also be organized this year; they include Book and Multimedia – an updated offer of print and electronic books, music, film and inter-active courses; the Education Exchange – aimed at the educational institutions, now at its 16th edition; the National Invention and Scientific Creation for the Youth Show; the International Center of Literary Agencies in which participating will be eight agencies from France, Italy, Britain, Turkey and Romania. Ion Creanga Children’s Books Show will be organized this year in partnership with the Guest of Honour of the edition and looks set to be a major hit with the youngest visitors of the fair.

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