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Slovenia in Frankfurt – this year with our first ever virtual stand!

This week the Frankfurt Book Fair - special edition is taking place and the Slovenian Book Agency is joining it with our first ever virtual Slovenian national stand, which can be accessed from Wednesday till Friday, 14-16 October, from 9.30-16.00 at this website.* The virtual stand will be accompanied by several digital or hybrid Slovenian events.

Visitors at the virtual stand can visit our showroom, which was inspired by our real-life book fair stand, designed by Slovenian architect and poet Lucija Stupica. There you can browse through 100+ new titles by Slovenian authors, catalogues and videos or have a chat with our crew and Slovenian publishers Mladinska knjiga, Cankarjeva založba, Sodobnost International, Založba Pivec, Miš, Goga and ZTT (Trieste Press). You can also book a meeting with the listed publishers and meet them in individual meeting rooms.

We will also be joined by Traduki network representatives as part of our three-year program Common Ground (2020-2022) and representatives of the Slovenian Tourist Board, who will provide visitors with the latest information on travelling to Slovenia in times of Covid-19 pandemic.

 

Our events at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2020:

Wednesday, 14. 10. at 12.00, Slovenian virtual stand:

official opening of the Slovenian virtual stand and a greeting by Renata Zamida, the director of the Slovenian Book Agency.

Friday, 16. 10. at 19.30, Roomers Frankfurt and online:

Around the World in Eight Years: Alma M. Karlin, an Extraordinary World Traveller and Her Typewriter. A book and photo presentation of a 1920s Slovenian author and traveller Alma M. Karlin and her third book available to German-speaking readers (Im Banne der Südsee, AvivA Verlag, 2020)

Saturday, 17. 10. at 15:40, Bookfest digital:

                Art in Crisis (11min): a short film featuring Slovenian author and philosopher Alenka Zupančič, author and immunologist Alojz Ihan, author Mojca Kumerdej, author and journalist Mojca Širok and author and translator Jasmin B. Frelih talking about the meaning of art in times of crisis, filmed on the streets of Slovenia's capital Ljubljana right after the spring lockdown.

                Ana Roš: The Cook and the Chef (7min): a short film about the globally-acclaimed Slovenian chef Ana Roš of Hiša Franko and her personal monograph Sun and Rain (Phaidon, 2020)

Available online: Market Insights Series: Slovenia – a video presentation of the Slovenian book market

For registered guests only: rights sales workshop with Stephanie Barrouillet (S. B. rights agency). Friday, 16. 10., 9.00-12.00, Slovenian virtual stand, conference room.

 

While we are all looking forward to times when meeting in person will be possible again, we kindly invite you to meet us online in the mean time!

 

For more information:

E: anja.kovac@jakrs.si

T: 00386 1 230 05 75

 

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Our partners: Frankfurt Book Fair, Slovenian Embassy in Berlin, Slovenian Tourist Board (STO), AvivA Verlag

*To access the virtual stand a visitor needs an electronic device (PC or laptop for better experience) and an internet connection. The website works best in Chrome or Firefox browser.