The 65th consecutive Belgrade International Book Fair will be held at the Belgrade Fairgrounds from 23 to 30 October under the slogan ‘Povratak napisanih’, the organisers announced. Some 400 exhibitors from the country and abroad will present themselves, and the guest of honour will be Romania.
City Secretary for Culture Nataša Mihailović Vacić said that the slogan of this year’s Book Fair (“Povratak Napisanih” – “The Return of the Inscribed”) refers to the Fair’s post-pandemic comeback.
In addition to local publishers, publishers from Montenegro, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Italy, Hungary, Germany, Belarus, China, Iran, Switzerland, Morocco, Egypt, India and Poland will be presented. There will be guest appearances by foreign writers too, including Patrick Besson (France), Ayfer Tunc (Turkey), Giovanni Dozzini (Italy) and Đorđe Matić (Croatia). Over 40 Serbian authors will participate in various programmes too.
The Book Fair will also feature conversations about writers such as Ivo Andrić, Vasko Popa and Borislav Mihajlović Mihiz, and the influence that the greatest novels of world literature, like Dostoevsky’s The Demons and Joyce’s Ulysses, thus marking the 150th and 100th anniversary of their publication respectively.
As every year, the Book Fair will have so-called School Day on Thursday, 28 October, when group ticket prices will be only 150 dinars each. Family days will be Tuesday and Wednesday, 24 and 25 October, when a special family ticket will be available for 800 dinars. On other days, admission will be 300 dinars.
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