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May 18, 2021

Romanian writers at the Bok&Bibliotek Book Fair in Goteborg

Romania will attend once again the Bok&Bibliotek Book Fair in Goteborg, during September 24 – 27, and some of the guests are writers Carmen Bugan, Gabi Eftimie, Norman Manea, Sinziana Popescu and Andras Visky, as well as book illustrator Irina Maria Iliescu.
According to the website of the Romanian Cultural Institute, at this year’s edition, hosted by Massans Gata, in Goteborg, structured on the topic of freedom of expression, ICR Stockholm organizes five seminars, readings on the stage dedicated to poetry and is also a partner in organizing debates on stages of the fair.
Romanian literature is represented also at the EUNIC Stockholm stand, which is named Cafe Europa and will feature dialogues by writers of numerous European countries, and is the result of the collaboration between ICR Stockholm and the Embassies of Austria, Switzerland, the Czech Centre, Goethe-Institut, the Camoes Institute, the Cervantes Institute, the French Institute, the Italian Institute, the Polish Institute and the Ukrainian Institute.
This year, too, during the book fair, the Sorescu Award for 2015 will be granted, a distinction offered annually by the Romanian Cultural Institute to a Swedish writer whose work defies borders and facilitates dialogue. The winner’s name will be publicly announced on Friday, September 25, the quoted source mentioned.
In the context of the Book Fair in Goteborg, ICR also organizes programs in Stockholm with some of the guest writers who have attended the fair. Therefore, on September 22, the headquarters of ICR Stockholm will host a discussion about Andras Visky’s dramatic work.
The audience of the Swedish capital also has the opportunity to meet Norman Manea at two events: on September 28, in a conversation with writer Goran Rosenberg at the Jewish Museum and on September 29, at the Municipal Library in Stockholm, in dialogue with writer and literary critic Ulf Eriksson.
Romania has been the honorary guest of the 2013 edition.
The Book Fair in Goteborg, the greatest cultural event of Northern Europe attracts over 100,000 visitors annually. Every year, approximately 1,500 journalists worldwide are granted credentials, and the event, as well the honorary guest country become for a week the hottest topic of Swish cultural media and radio – TV cultural shows.

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