Leipzig Book Fair 2007

As agreed with the director of the Fair Mr. Oliver Zille, the programme is conceived as a broad framework that will offer numerous possibilities for the presentation of the diverse literary and cultural scene of this small country on the eastern coast of the Adriatic and will, at the same time, strengthen the links cultural workers from Croatia have been fostering with colleagues from other European countries.

In the organization of the project group which has prepared the presentation, this year's participation at the Fair will give an insight to the expert and wider public of all the interesting elements of the programme they can expect in 2008! Young authors in particular, as well as all the characteristic topics of a society in the process of transition, and of course the Mediterranean component of Croatian literature will be in the foci of attention of this year's programme. Interesting publishing projects, book fairs and literary festivals from Croatia will be presented at the Croatian stand with a view to introducing this known-unknown country that is waiting to be admitted in the EU, as a place of dynamic culture and stimulating discussions that are initiated and promoted in this space were West and East interweave and where the Mediterranean and Central Europe meet.

Under the motto “Dive in!” we are inviting the visitors of this year’s Leipzig Fair to visit our stand, constructed in cooperation with the students of the College of Graphic Art and Artistic Book Design, and embark on the exciting journey of discovering Croatian literature.

Text by: Alida Bremer, Ph. D.
Leader of the project “Croatia as the Leading Topic of the Leipzig Book Fair 2008”

Participants: Renato Baretic, Marica Bodrozic, Alida Bremer, Nedjeljko Fabrio, Jaksa Fiamengo, Srecko Lipovcan, Kruno Lokotar, Daniel Nacinovic, Zarko Paic, Robert Perisic, Nikica Petrak, Vedran Peternel, Edo Popovic, Nenad Popovic, Ivana Sajko, Olja Savicevic Ivancevic, Seid Serdarevic, Roman Simic Bodrozic and Dalibor Simpraga.

For more info on Leipzig Book Fair, please visit: www.leipziger-buchmesse.de

Programme (doc document, 29,696 kb)

Catalogue (German/Croatian) (pdf document, 1157,172 kb)