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Slovenian events at this year's Leipzig Book Fair (23-26 March 2017)

The Leipzig Book Fair starts on Wednesday, 23 March 2017. We kindly invite all interested literature aficionados to visit events with Slovenian authors at the fair and throughout the city of Leipzig as part of the "Leipzig liest" festival. You can find the Slovenian national stand at the Fair in Hall 4.0., D503.

Hall 4.0 in close proximity to the Slovenian booth will feature a comic art/graphic novel exhibition titled Alma M. Karlin Svetovljanka iz province (Alma M. Karlin: A Provincial Cosmopolitan Woman artist: Jakob Klemenčič, story: Marijan Pušavec, Forum, 2015).

EVENTS BY DATE:

THURSDAY, 23 MARCH

Thursday, 23 March, 5:00 PM (17:00) – Club naTo
BINGO OR LIFE!

Suzana Tratnik and Maike Nedo will discuss the author’s most recent novel Tombola ali življenje (Bingo or Life), published by the Mladinska knjiga publishing house. The discussion will also revolve around Tratnik’s novel Ime mi je Damjan (My name is Damian), which was also published in German (Mein Name ist Damian) by the Milena Verlag in 2005. Students from two local grammar schools are scheduled to interpret excerpts from Suzana Tratnik’s novels live on stage.

Thursday, 23 March, 8:00 PM (20:00) – Kaiserbad
TITO IS DEAD

Colloquial evening of the Traduki Network featuring Jože Pirjevec, Dino Bauk, Dragan Velikić, Ethem Mandić, Shpëtim Selmani and Nenad Veličković.

 

FRIDAY, 24 MARCH

Friday, 24 March, 12:30 PM (12:30) – Traduki Südosteuropa-Forum, Hall 4
BINGO OR HANA. ABOUT IDENTITIES

Suzana Tratnik will converse with Elvira Dones, Albanian author of the successful novel Sworn Virgin (not yet translated into the Slovene), which was adapted into a marvellous feature film.

Friday, 24 March, 2:00 PM (14:00) – Traduki Südosteuropa-Forum, Hall 4
EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT TITO BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK 

Meeting between Jože Pirjevec and German jounalist Norbert Mappes-Niediek (correspondent for Die Zeit and expert on Austria and Southeastern Europe).

 

SATURDAY, 25 MARCH

Saturday, 25 March, 3:15 PM (15:15) – taz.studio
THE END. AGAIN

Dino Bauk and journalist Doris Akrap are scheduled to sit down on the famed red sofa of the Tageszeitung newspaper at a distinguished fair location to discuss the German translation of Bauk’s debut novel Konec.Znova (The End. Again).

Saturday, 25 March, 7.30 PM (19:30) – Schaubühne Lindenfels Theatre
BALKAN TO GO

The Drava publishing house invites eager visitors to attend a literary evening of its most acclaimed authors, among them Andrej E. Skubic, who will preveal the German translation of his novel Lahko (Easy). The event will be hosted by German journalist and film and book scholar Ernst Garndits.

Saturday, 25 March, 8:00 PM (20:00),  UT Connewitz Cinema
Balkans Night hosted by the Traduki Network (under the motto Not West, Not East – Alchemy of the Balkans)

The scheduled discussion about the good sides of the Balkans and the subsequent literary reading will feature Suzana Tratnik, Boštjan Videmšek, Georgi Gospodinov, Slobodan Šnajder, Gabriela Adamesteanu, Ridvan Dibra, Milena Marković, Namik Kabil, Patrick Boltshauser and Damir Karakas.

Visitors will be treated to tastings of beer by assorted Slovenian boutique breweries.

 

SUNDAY, 26 MARCH

Sunday, 26 March, 11:30 AM (11:30) – Forum OstSüdOst
ALMA M. KARLIN –  A PROVINCIAL COSMOPOLITAN WOMAN

Moderator Amalija Maček, Marijan Pušavec (writer of the story for the namesake graphic novel and "Alma connoisseur") and Britta Jürgs of the AvivA publishing house (scheduled to publish an Alma Karlin biography in German) will provide insight about the life and times of Slovenian cosmopolitan and world traveller Alma Karlin.

Sunday, 26 March, 12:30 PM (12:30) – Forum Buch Aktuell
ON THE RUN. MODERN EXODUS (TO THE PROMISED LAND)

Boštjan Videmšek and his German publisher (KLAK VERLAG) are scheduled to present the German translation of the author’s groundbreaking coverage book Na Begu (On the Run. Modern Exodus), originally published by UMco in 2016.