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Pula Festival of Books and Authors

November 29, 2019 - December 9, 2019

The book and author fair in Pula responds to contemporary literature and social complexity of a country that, from a Croatian perspective, is quiet and alone in dealing with its multilayered features: from multilingualism, through ethnic motifs. With a fair theme of freedom and a regional focus on Macedonia, creating an transnational discourse between these two Balkan states. More than 200 publishers from Croatia and other countries will exhibit at the Fair, with hundreds of books and programs, including up to 60,000 visitors altogether. Talks, conferences, tribunes and roundtables, exhibitions, concerts and theatrical performances feature dozens of voices, many of which have become part of the cultural memory of the city such as: Umberto Eco, Orhan Pamuk, Péter Esterházy, Luko Paljetak. The program of the Fair centers around multiculturalism, affirmation of internal and European regionalism, and the maintenance and promotion of the peculiarities of literary culture. Never fully classified, always in dialogue, the creators and guests of the Fair meet in Pula, the marginal point of that social reality, clinging to the catalog of ideals being shared - namely freedom.

Più libri più liberi / More Books More Freedom

December 4, 2019 - December 8, 2019

Più libri più liberi (More Books More Freedom) is the National Fair of small and medium publishing, taking place in Rome from the 4th to 8th December 2019. Starting in December 2002 from an idea of ​​the Piccoli Editori Group (Small Group of Editors) of the Italian Publishers Association. The goal is to offer the greatest possible number of small publishers a space to bring their production to the forefront, as they are often "obscured" by larger companies, guaranteeing them the window they deserve. Since 2017, the event has been held at the new congress center in the capital, La Nuvola (The Cloud), designed by the famous architect Massimiliano Fuksas. Più libri più liberi is the only trade fair in the world dedicated exclusively to independent publishing, where every year around 500 publishers, coming from all over Italy, present their news and their catalog to the public. Five days and over 600 events in which to meet the authors, attend readings and musical performances, listen to debates on the issues of the sector.

Vild med ORD Literature Festival, Aarhus

February 21, 2020 - February 22, 2020

Let's meet about something we love. Word. Those quirky things that come out of your mouth, out of your body like clapping fingers on your keyboard, or a dancing pencil on a piece of paper. If you not only love books, but are also quite happy with the feeling of coziness and good company, then Wild of Words is for you. Since 2009 we have put the literature on the Danes agenda. With a dedicated team of literature lovers whose only wish is to…

Latvian Book Fair 2020

February 28, 2020 - March 1, 2020

The International Exhibition Centre in Ķīpsala will transform into an inspiring town of books, where writers, translators, publishers and readers will meet. For three days, Ķīpsala will host the most essential book event of the year – the international book and publishers exhibition known as the Latvian Book Fair, where a diverse range of books will be offered by Latvian and international publishing houses.

Brussels Book Fair / Foire du Livre de Bruxelles

March 5, 2020 - March 8, 2020

The Brussels Book Fair has become, in 50 years, a major cultural event. Publishers from France, Switzerland, Luxembourg, and Quebec meet their French-speaking colleagues from Belgium. But if the Fair is a place of French expression, it also defends with ardor and persuasion its international dimension and turns to the inexhaustible wealth of authors around the world.

Leipzig Book Fair

March 12, 2020 - March 15, 2020

March is all about reading in Leipzig. The Leipzig Book Fair and its Reading Festival Leipzig are the spring event of the book and media industry. Authors, readers and publishers meet to inform, exchange and discover new things.

Paris Book Fair / Livre Paris

March 20, 2020 - March 23, 2020

Livre Paris, created in 1981 by the National Union of Publishing, has become a rich and varied event opening to major catalogs of contemporary publishing. This literary festival invites the big names in literature while also anticipating the books of tomorrow. The show has a strong international dimension, celebrating leading foreign authors.

Bologna Children’s Book Fair

March 30, 2020 - April 2, 2020

The Bologna Children's Book Fair is the world’s leading professional event dedicated to the children's publishing industry, attracting over 1,400 exhibitors and more than 29,000 visitors from around 80 countries. The Bologna Children’s Book Fair is an industry leading event that has succeeded in bringing together a unique and diverse global audience over the past 50 years. The result is the world’s premium copyright exchange hub when it comes to publishing, extending to current multimedia and licensing businesses for children’s stories, illustration, animation and related areas. Publishers, illustrators, graphic designers, literary agents, authors, translators, mobile developers, licencors and licensees, packagers, printers, distributors, audiobook professionals, booksellers, brands, librarians and teachers all flock to the event each spring to experience the world of books and multimedia products in thousands of booths across six huge halls. The world famous Illustrators BExhibition and industry recognized BolognaRagazzi awards are some of key pillars that make this event so special: BCBF is a unique mix of a cultural book show and an international rights business forum for all types of content for children.

Sigtuna Literary Festival

May 9, 2020

After a year's break, Sigtuna Literature Festival welcomes new and old visitors back to Sigtuna.  The goal is to continue to attract a wide audience and have Sigtuna city as an arena for exciting meetings and conversations, something both previous visitors and participants have shown appreciation for. New for the seventh edition of the Sigtuna Literature Festival that the festival is held in May instead of August and that the festival is scheduled for one day only. As part of…

The Norwegian Festival of Literature

May 25, 2020 - May 31, 2020

The Norwegian Festival of Literature is the largest of its kind in the Nordic countries, and the most important literary meeting place each spring. At the end of May, literature fills the streets of Lillehammer. For 6 days – 30,000 visitors and around 400 writers and artists come from all over the world to partake in literary discussion and debate. The Norwegian Festival of Literature hosts a diverse program, catering to readers of all ages, to experience live literature, engage with authors, and explore current affairs. Previous notable attendees to the festival earlier years include: Karl Ove Knausgård, Svetlana Aleksijevits, J.M. Coetzee, Herta Müller, Adonis, Margaret Atwood, and Edouard Louis. Exhibiting on stage conversations, debates, lectures, readings, award ceremonies, exhibitions, seminars, shows, quizzes and other festivities, there is something for every literary scholar.

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