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Slovenian Literary Newsletter

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Volume 15, September 2019


See you in Frankfurt!

With just a bit more than a month away our preparations for the Frankfurt Book Fair 2019 are well under way. This year you can visit the Slovenian national stand on the exact same spot as last year – Hall 5.0, C103 – but we grew a bit bigger: in company of six Slovenian publishers with their individual meeting tables who will be joining us this year in our common aspirations for an intense promotion of Slovenian literature abroad.

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

Save the date for our reception on Wednesday, 16 October, at 13:00 at the Slovenian national stand, Hall 5.0, C103.



Autumn highlights: new translations of Slovenian literature and a brand-new book about Slovenian architecture

Second half of 2019 brings some exciting Slovenian fiction in German, Italian and Spanish language as well as some new translations of children’s literature. The authors will be busy presenting the books all around Europe!

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Every Story Matters – the Slovenian Book Agency cooperates in a new international project

Every Story Matters (ESM), supported by the EU Creative Europe programme, is a project that consists of a close collaboration of six European partners from Flanders (Belgium), Slovenia, the Netherlands, Croatia, Germany and Portugal, who wish to increase the creation, availability and promotion of inclusive books for children and young adults in the EU and by doing so engage a broader and more diverse reading audience. The Slovenian partner of the project, which started on September 1 and will last until the end of 2022, is the Slovenian Book Agency.

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Slovenian Literary Fellowship 2019: three days of traveling, enjoying and mingling …

17 guests from 6 different countries took part in a 3-day fellowship for international publishers, journalists and cultural managers, organised by the Slovenian Book Agency this August. They visited Ljubljana, Ptuj and several other hidden gems of Slovenia, met interesting authors and explored bookshops, festivals and locations connected to books. They also met the director of the Frankfurt Book Fair, Jürgen Boos, and the Head of the Guest of Honour programme, Simone Bühler, who were visiting Slovenia at the same time.

Check out the gallery and the fellowship programme here.



Translation seminar of Slovenian literature – springboard for translators from Slovenian into foreign languages

13 translators from 9 countries took part in the 9th Translation Seminar of Slovenian Literature between 17 and 22 August in Slovenia’s second largest city Maribor. The translators worked on three books by Slovenian authors: a bestselling criminal novel The Lake by Tadej Golob, an autofiction novel Commensurate Acres (A tale from the Seed Calendar) by Nataša Kramberger and a children’s book Mici, the Little Monster by Majda Koren.

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