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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 we 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 the following book fair events organized in kind cooperation with various partners:


Wednesday, October 16

13:00 Slovenian National Stand / Hall 5.0., C103: Slovenian Book Agency Reception

In cooperation with the Slovenian Tourist Board and the Sourdoughmania.

15:30-16:00 Lesezelt / Agora: Logbuch der Gegenwart with Aleš Šteger

In cooperation with Haymon Verlag.


Thursday, October 17

10:00-11:00 Gourmet Gallery Show Kitchen / Hall 3.1 L99: Sourdoughmania presentation with Anita Šumer

Organised by Soudoughmania.

Evening in the city:

19:00 Kunstverein Familie Montez / Honsellbrücke am Hafenpark, Honsellstraße 7: Jurij Hudolin will be reading from his novel Der Stiefsohn on the occasion of the 10. anniversary of Septime Verlag

In cooperation with Septime Verlag.

20:00 Romanfabrik / Hanauer Landstraße 186: a poetry reading of the Versopolis Platform

Organised by Versopolis.


Friday, October 18

10:30 Das Blaue Sofa: a talk with Drago Jančar about his novel Wenn die Liebe ruht

13:00-14:00 Weltempfang Salon / Hall 4.1 B81: Literary Translation: profession, art, labour of love?

An event with Bel Olid, author and translator into Catalan, ex CEATL Board, Barcelona, Tanja Petrič, translator into Slovenian, Ljubljana, Holger Fock, translator into German, ex CEATL president, Epfenbach and  Tiziano Perez, Dutch Literature Foundation, Amsterdam.

In cooperation with ENLIT (European Network for Literary Translation).


Saturday, October 19

18:30 Open Books / Evangelische Akademie Frankfurt, Römerberg 9: a talk with Drago Jančar about his novel Wenn die Liebe ruht

Moderator: Katja Gasser (ORF)

In cooperation with Zsolnay Verlag.


Sunday, October 20

13:00-14:00 Gourmet Gallery Gourmet & Travel Salon / Hall 3.1 L135: sourdough-tasting with Anita Šumer

Organised by Soudoughmania.  Follow them on Instagram.


We would especially like to invite you to join the Slovenian Book Agency Reception for International Partners at the Slovenian National Stand on Wednesday, October 16, at 1 p.m. On offer: Slovenian sparkling wine and traditional sourdough bread with salt.

See you in Frankfurt!