The 34th edition of the International Book Fair in Istanbul, an event where Romania enjoys the status of honorary guest, is scheduled during November 7 – 10, 2015.
Twelve Romanian authors were invited by the Romanian Ministry of Culture, the organizer of the national stand and of the program at this fair, to attend. The guests of the fair are Gabriela Adamesteanu, Matei Visniec, Dumitru Tepeneag, Doina Rusti, Mircea Dinescu, Dan Lungu, Florin Irimia, Corina Sabau, Vasile Ernu, Radu Vancu, Florin Bican, Octavian Soviany, and two Turkish authors, Hakan Akdogan and Oya Baydar, as well as illustrator Oana Ispir. Hosts of the events will be literary critics Carmen Musat and Daniel Cristea-Enache, and translations will be provided by Sunia Acmambet and Alina Gerez. In the opening, the audience will enjoy a recital by Marius Mihalache Band.
Throughout the four days of the fair, there will be debates and launches in Turkish of the books “I am a Communist Old Hag!” by Dan Lungu (Bence Kitap Publishing House) and “A Dark Window” by Florin Irimia (Aylak Adam Publishing House), there will be meetings of book industry professionals from Romania and Turkey, as well as events for children both at the national stand and at the headquarters of ICR Istanbul.
As guest country of this year’s edition, Romania offers the national and international audience a varied program for four days, that includes important names of Romanian literature.
Traditional Romanian dishes at the reception of the Romanian stand will be prepared by one of our country’s most important poets, who is also an acknowledged chef, Mircea Dinescu.
Romania’s slogan at the Istanbul Book Fair is: “We owe you a few words.” The reason why the attending group chose this slogan is represented by the high number of Turkish-origin words found in the vocabulary of the Romanian language. The main target of the program of events prepared by the honorary guest is creating a powerful bond between literature, culture, contemporary authors and publishers of the two countries”, ICR Istanbul announced.