World Bulletin / News Desk
Over 190 publishers are presenting their publications at the 58th Belgrade Book Fair which opened Sunday evening and will last until October 27.
Ljubivoje Rsumovic, a Serbian poet, invited people to read more by saying, “Literate people are reading, while the illiterate can just listen. Literate people are able to think independently, while those who are illiterate can only follow what others dictate.”
This year's fair will especially focus on Polish literature as seven of the country's most renowned writers will present their works and talk about the newest literary trends.
Beside Polish authors, several foreign writers whose works have recently been translated into Serbian will present their works, including Hungarian novelist and screenwriter Laszlo Krasznahorkai, Pakistan-born British writer, journalist, and filmmaker Tariq Ali and Italian philosopher and sociologist Maurizio Lazzarato.
The special jury will give awards for the Local Publisher of the Year, Edition of the Year, Children's Book of the Year and Most Beautiful Book, while the “Dositej Obradovic” award will be presented to the best foreign publisher.
The International Belgrade Book Fair is one of the oldest literary events in the Balkans, and one of the most visited cultural events in Serbia with over 150,000 visitors in 2012.Last Mod: 21 Ekim 2013, 14:12