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Israel, the guest of honour at Bookfest 2016

Israel is the guest of honour of the 11th edition of Book International Fair Bookfest which will take place in Bucharest, at Romexpo, between 1st and 5th June 2016 where around 200 publishers will bring to the readers more than one million of volumes.

Under the slogan “Israel – Never Stop Dreaming”, six Israeli authors will come to Romania to participate at public readings, book launches, debates and round tables.

The list of guests of honour of this year’s edition of the Bookfest Book Fair includes names like Zeruya Shalev, seen as one of the most important Israeli writers of the moment, Fania Oz-Salzberger, the daughter of the famous writer Amos Oz, who signed together with his father the work translated at Humanitas “The Jews and the Words”, a fascinating dialogue between the historian daughter and the novelist father, starting from the 22 letters of Hebrew alphabet, Meir Shalev, appreciated writer and well-known journalist, whose volume “Russian Novel” is on the list of the top five best sold Israeli books of all time, Dror Mishani, who masterfully mixes in his novels the forensics and suspense, Gil Hovav, media personality and well-known culinary journalist, who deliever seminars and culinary demos all over the worlds, linking the Israeli gastronomy with family stories and with his own experiences and Rony Oren, an unique artist, one of the most loved and honoured entertainers from the world, who creates movies or books for kids and adults who keep their playfulness.

Also new to this edition is the visit of an important delegation of German publishers who are waited at Bookfest 2016 for meetings with their Romanian colleagues. The visit is part of the project Romani – guest of honour ar the Book Fair from Leipzig, in 2018, coordinated by the Minister of Culture.

 

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