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This Autumn meet us at the Belgrade Book Fair and Vienna Book Fair!

Not only Frankfurt, Belgrade and Vienna book fairs are also on our schedule this Autumn.

Belgrade Book Fair

Between 21 and 28 October you can find the Slovenian national stand in hall 2A, stand 2224/2 and visit events with Slovenian authors at the fair and in the city:

  • a poetry reading of three Slovenian authors Stanka Hrastelj, Petra Kolmančič and Bina Štampe Žmavc will take place in PEN center on Tuesday, 23 October at 20.00,
  • a B2B meeting of Serbian and Slovenian publishers will take place on Wednesday, 24 October 11.00-13.00 in hall 4 at the book fair,
  • a reading of Slovenian authors Bina Štampe Žmavc, Petra Kolmančič and August Demšar on Wednesday, 24 October in the evening is a joint event of Pivec publishing house and Krokodil festival from Belgrade and will take place in the brand new Krokodil's Center for Contemporary Literature,
  • a reading and a talk with Mojca Kumerdej on the occasion of the publication of the Serbian translation of the Harvest of Chronos (Geopoetika, 2018) will take place on Saturday, 27 October at 17.00 in Vasko Popa hall at the fair. Other speakers at the event will be author Vule Žurić and director and chief editor at Geopoetika publishing house, Vladislav Bajac.

Buch Wien (Vienna Book Fair)

This year the Vienna Book Fair will take place between 7th and 11th November. You can find us in hall D, stand B11 and visit our numerous events on and of the fair ground:

In the City:

Monday, 5 November, at 19.00, Cafe Korb, Brandstätte 9, 1010 Wien

Marko Kravos (Italy) and Jani Oswald (Austria)

A reading with Slovenian minority authors

Tuesday, 6 November, at 19.00, Van Swieten-Saal, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Josefplatz 1, 1010 Wien

Ivan Cankar – a round table

On the occasion Cankar's Year 2018, the 100th anniversary of the death of the greatest Slovenian modernist Ivan Cankar

Wednesday, 7 November, at 19.00, Österreichische Gesellschaft für Literatur, Palais Wilczek, Herrengasse 5, 1010 Wien

Alma Karlin: Ein Mensch wird

A book presentation and photo-display from the life of Alma M. Karlin, a renowned world traveller

With Karlin’s biographer Jerneja Jezernik and literary expert Dr. Amalija Maček

Moderator: Tanja Malle (ORF)

In cooperation with Aviva Verlag

Thursday, 8 November, at 19.00, Buchhandlung Leporello, Singerstraße 7, 1010 Wien

Goran Vojnović: Unter dem Feigenbaum

A book presentation and a talk with the author Goran Vojnović

Moderator: Katja Gasser (ORF)

In cooperation with Folio Verlag

Friday, 9 November, at 19.30, Buchhandlung Löwenherz, Berggasse 8, 1090 Wien

Brane Mozetič: Umarmungen des Wahnsinns

The author Brane Mozetič and his translator Andrej Leben reading from the novel »Umarmungen des Wahnsinns«

Moderator: Aleksander Studen-Kirchner

In cooperation with Sisyphus Verlag


At the book fair:

Thursday, 8 November

12.00, derStandard - Bühne

Brane Mozetič: Umarmungen des Wahnsinns

A reading and a talk with the author

Moderator: Dieter Sperl

Reader: Aleksander Studen-Kirchner

In cooperation with Sisyphus Verlag

14.00, derStandard - Bühne

Goran Vojnović: Unter dem Feigenbaum

A reading and a talk with the author

In cooperation with Folio Verlag

16.15, Kinderbühne

Manica Musil: Theo der Elefant

A presentation and children’s workshop „Filzelefant« for 4+ children

In cooperation with Baeschlin Verlag

Friday, 9 November

17.30, derStandard - Bühne

Meta Osredkar: Mörderische Idylle

A book presentation

In cooperation with Wieser Verlag

Saturday, 10 November

10.30, Bühne 3

Ivan Cankar-Comic-Reihe: Jernej der Knecht und sein Recht

Graphic Novel presentation with Erwin Köstler, Karin Almasy and Sebastian Walcher

11.30, Bühne 3

Die Mexikaner (text Marijan Pušavec, visuals Zoran Smiljanić)

Graphic Novel presentation with Marijan Pušavec, Zoran Smiljanić and Erwin Köstler

Moderator Gottfried Gusenbauer (Karikaturmuseum Krems)

In cooperation with Bahoe Books

Sunday, 11 November

6.30, derStandard - Bühne

A Reading by Florjan Lipuš, the recipient of the Grand Austrian State Prize 2018

An Event by Buch Wien

During the fair we will also organise a „Pressebrunch“ – a meeting of Slovenian critics and translators with representatives of Austrian literary magazines. More information: Registration required.


The Slovenian Literary Week at Buch Wien is supported and organized by Skica – Slovenian Cultural Center in Vienna ( and the Slovenian Book Agency (