Russia will be the guest of honour at the 2014 edition of the Gaudeamus Book Fair in Bucharest, according to an announcement made on Wednesday at the Russian book stand, by Natalia Mujenikova, the cultural attaché of the Russian Federation Embassy in Bucharest. ‘We have already started the preparations for next year and we are thinking of a programme, because our presence here should consist in more than just the launch of Russian books translated into Romania, we should also have cultural events’, Mujenikova told Agerpres. In her opinion, a theatrical play or a traditional or classical music show, to be presented not only in Bucharest, but in Constanta or in Cluj too, could be considered as events to be organised by Russia on this occasion. While referring to the stand ‘Books from Russia’, present for the second time at Gaudeamus, Natalia Mujenikova said that, at the previous edition, it offered the possibility to Romania to buy Russian books. ‘The Federal Agency for Press and Mass Communications of Russia, the organiser of the stand, opted for the diversified offer. I suggested to them to bring here books of the classical Russian authors such as Anna Ahmatova, Vladimir Maiakovski, Aleksandr Kuprin, Mihail Bulgakov, because I know the Romanian public is interested in them, as well as works of some representatives of the Russian literary avant-garde, children books and albums devoted to Moscow and Sankt Petersburg’, the Russian diplomat also said. Within this year’s edition of Gaudeamus, readers have the opportunity to meet with Mihail Grinber, book publisher, Leo Butnaru, Romanian poet, fiction writer, essay writer and translator, Ksenia Buksha, writer, poet and translator, Serghei Biriukov, poet, philosopher, literary specialist at the exhibition stand “Russian Books” during launches, public lecturers, autograph sessions or roundtables. Alexei Muraviov, historian, theologian, expert in the history of Eastern and Byzantine Christianity, publicist, Denis Beznosov, poet, critic, translator, Aleksei Varlamov, writer and philologist, researches of the Russian vanguard of the 20th century, Iuri Tzvetkov, poet, journalist, man of letters, Anna Shulgat, theatre critic and translator, Anastasia Orlova, poet and fiction writer, and Peter Srager, Romanian author, journalist and man of letters are also attending the book fair.
Books with major discounts at Gaudeamus 2013
According to Mediafax, Humanitas publishing house displays collection books with discounts of up to 30 percent, while Minerva Publishing House offers children’s books for the price of RON 1 l and Curtea Veche publishing house sells its books with discounts of up to 80% off on Black Friday (Friday) and Black Sunday (Sunday). Gabriela Maaz, promotion director of Humanitas publishing house, says that some of the most anticipated books of the publishing house are “Chatting. 23 years of questions and answers” by Andrei Plesu, “False Treaty of Manipulation” by Ana Blandiana, “Castle, library, jail. Three places of exemplary womanhood” by Dan C. Mihailescu, “Carpathian Monkey” by Radu Paraschivescu and “From Waters to Similea.
Curtea Veche has prepared a series of novelties, such as a new volume from the collection “Royal Books”. The volume is titled “Princess Margaret. Successor to the throne”, a book full of photos of the Princess’ personal archive.