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Invitation FBM - izrez

Being one of the future Guests of Honour countries at the Frankfurt Book Fair, Slovenia presents a new, redesigned and enlarged national stand in Hall 5.0. (C103)

At the stand, there will be various Slovenian publishers present with their individual meeting tables. These are:

  • Miš Publishing House, with a distinguished programme of quality children's and YA titles (Ms. Ema Karo: ema.karo@miszalozba.com)

  • Goga Publishing House with its in-house literary agency, representing various literary fiction and non-fiction authors (Ms. Katja Urbanija: rights@goga.si)

  • Pivec publishing house, a general publisher with a long backlist and a focus on children’s books (Ms. Zala Stanonik: zala@zalozba-pivec.com)

  • Sodobnost International Publishing House, a general publisher with an emphasis on children’s books (Ms. Jana Bauer: jana.bauer@guest.arnes.si)

In addition, two publishing houses have traditionally their individual stands. Beletrina, with its eminent literary imprint awaits you in Hall 5.9., A 22, and Mladinska knjiga, Slovenian biggest publisher with various imprints in Hall 6.1., D36.

We also cordially invite you to join the Slovenian Book Agency Reception for International Partners
at the Slovenian National Stand in Hall 5.0., C103, on Wednesday, October 11, at 1 p.m.
Save the date. On offer: Slovene sparkling wine and artisan chocolate

More about the Slovenian events at the Frankfurt Book Fair on the venues of ARTS+, Weltempfang, Leseinsel der Unabhängigen and more.

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A new concept for the Slovenian National Stand at International Book Fairs

Oloop-Lucija Stupica-Smetumet

Slovenian Book Agency asked the architect and poet Lucija Stupica for a conceptual record of her thinking around the creation of a new visual appearance for the Slovenian national stand at book fairs where the Slovenian Book Agency participates.

Visit our literary garden – in Frankfurt, Leipzig, Bologna … you will find more than books.

Official opening: Frankfurt Book Fair, Hall 5, C103, Wednesday, October 11 at 1 p.m.

Interview with Lucija Stupica.

New Novel by Drago Jančar

Drago Jančar in naslovnica romana In ljubezen tudi

Drago Jančar (born 1948), writer, playwright and essayist, is one of the most esteemed, widely read and translated Slovene writers. He has received notable Slovene and international awards for his works, among them the Herder Prize, the Premio Hemingway in Italy, and the Prix du Meilleur Livre Étranger (Best Foreign Book Prize) in France for his novel I Saw Her That Night.

This spring we saw the publication of Jančar’s eleventh novel, And Love Itself (originally published by Beletrina), long awaited among literary connoisseurs and other fans of his writing. Months after its publication it is still receiving strong acclaim from critics and readers alike.

The novel is already being translated into German (Paul Zsolnay/Hanser) and French (Phebus) and it instantly became a bestseller in Slovenian, currently in its third reprint.

Interview with Drago Jančar about the new novel

Photo of Drago Jančar: Jože Suhadolnik (Delo)

Slovenia at BUCH WIEN 2017

Logotip BuchWien 2017

This year, we present the Slovene Literature Week on Austria's biggest book event -  Buch Wien in Vienna, held between November 8th and 12th on the Fairgrounds (Hall D) and all over the city.

You can check out all events in the "Read more" section or at Buch Wien Programm.

  • 16 Events with authors (5 in the city, 11 on the Fairground)
  • 14 Slovene authors present
  • 10 new book titles by Slovene authors in German translation and texts in 2 literary magazines
  • 1 publisher's brunch
  • 1 exhibition

Visit our Stand B05 (right opposite the 3Sat Bühne), or join in at the publisher's brunch for partners from the industry, on Thursday, November 9th at 11.00 in the Fair's restaurant on the 1st floor.

Event partners: SKICA - Slovenian Cultural and Information Centre Vienna, KulturKontakt Austria, Slovenian Tourism Board, Buch Wien, Literaturhaus Wien, ÖGL, Cafe Korb, Hauptbücherei Wien, Bookstore Orlando and several publishers.

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