Slovenian Literary Newsletter

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Volume 11, September 2018

Slovenia at the 2018 Frankfurt Book Fair

The countdown to the Frankfurt Book Fair has begun! The Slovenian National Stand and with it five Slovenian publishers with their individual meeting tables will be waiting for you in Hall 5.0, C103 (see our previous newsletter). This year Slovenian authors, translators and literary experts will take part in eleven events at the book fair as well as in the city.

We would especially like to invite you to join the Slovenian Book Agency Reception for International Partners at the Slovenian National on Wednesday, October 10, at 1 p.m. On offer: Slovenian sparkling wine and potica (traditional Slovenian pastry).

To enjoy brand new translations of Slovenian literature, meet our authors and translators and have a taste of the Slovenian cuisine, visit the following book fair events organized in kind cooperation with various partners.

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Prestigious Literary Awards for Slovenian Authors Florjan Lipuš and Maja Haderlap

Two of the most visible and translated authors, members of Carinthian Slovenes community, will be awarded prestigious literary awards this Autumn: Florjan Lipuš is the 2018 recipient of the Grand Austrian State Prize which will be awarded in Vienna on 1 October and Maja Haderlap received the Max Frisch Prize of the City of Zürich, Switzerland on 16 September.

You can find out more in the article by Dr. Amalija Maček HERE.

Visit Slovenia: this year's upcoming fellowship saw a record number of applications by foreign publishers

Between 21st and 24th November the Slovenian Book Agency is organizing a fellowship programme for foreign editors and publishers with a focus on Slovenian children's and YA literature. This year we received a record number of applications from all around the world: 54 applications from 22 countries.

 Unfortunately, we could not invite everyone to the 2018 edition, but you are invited to apply again for the next fellowship.

You can find the complete list of the of the 2018 attendees in alphabetical order by county HERE.

Slovenian Authors Published Abroad – 2018 Autumn Highlights

Goran Vojnović’s Fig tree, translated by Klaus Detlef Olof, was published by Folio Verlag under the title Unter dem Feigenbaum. Goran Vojnović will be presenting the new translation at the Frankfurt Book Fair (see our Frankfurt Book Fair programme) and Buch Wien (more info in our next newsletter).

Book 1 of the graphic novel The Mexicans by the author Marijan Pušavec and the illustrator Zoran Smiljanić (translation: Erwin Koestler) has been published by Austrian Bahoe Books under the title Die Mexikaner and will be presented at Buch Wien this November. The following four books from the collection are due in the next two years.

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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.

You can find out about the detailed Slovenian programme at both fairs in the link below. 

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