Due to the pandemics, this year's book fair has been postponed from May to the end of September.
The 27th installment of the book fair takes place between the 23rd and 26th Septemer 2021 in the Industrial Palace and in Křižík's pavilions at Výstaviště Holešovice. The guest of honor this year is France. The motto My Home Is in the Language is one of the main themes. Topics include questions of identity, language and diversity, as seen within the blueprint of not only the Czech language, but also French.
The specific guest-of-honor as well as the selected contemporary themes promise visitors exciting cultural events, programs and activities, and, of course, an opportunity to look at new book publications. There will be events for children and young adults, and interesting program for science fiction fans and literary professionals alike. A plentitude of both foreign guests and Czech authors is expected.
Literárne informačné centrum / The Slovak Literary Center is organizing a representative stand in the central hall, number S 115, covering 42 m2 and showcasing 400 titles published by 50 Slovak publishers. Our scheduled events include:
Presentation of Slovak authors at Book World Prague 2021
Wednesday 22 Sept 2021
6PM – 11PM, Literature Night Prague, at ÚSTR – archiv bezpečnostních složek - Branické sq.777/2, Prague
Actress Zuzana Onufráková reads an excerpt from Denisa Fulmeková's Doktor Mráz / Doctor Frost
Friday 24 Sept 2021
3PM – 3:50PM – Eva Maliti Fraňová – Arianina ztracená kniha / Ariana's Lost Book, Stand NOVELA BOHEMICA
Slovak author presents the Czech translation of her fascinating novel in which Prague's Hvězda Summer Pavilion appears
Saturday 25 Sept 2021
2 – 2.50PM – Tri smrtky sa plavia / Three Deaths Are Sailing, Malý ateliér - Rychta
As an 8-year-old, Karola was placed in a new family. From her old home she brings painful experiences which she has come to terms with – or not. After tragedies by which she is seemingly unphased, she finally achieves a catharsis as a mature woman. The catharsis, however, requires victims. Presentation of Vanda Rozenbergová's book Tri smrtky sa plavia / Three Deaths Are Sailing.
3 – 3:50PM – 30 years of the publishing house KK Bagala, Literární sál – terasse above the fountain
KK Bagala is a publisher who specializes in contemporary Slovak literature. He has published 500 books, found numerous new talents in his short-story competition Poviedka and he organizes dozens literary readings each year.
Authors Balla, Marek Vadas and Zuska Kepplová will present their books in new Czech translation.
Sunday 26 Sept 2021
12PM - Dunaj na Vltave 9, Literární sál – Terasa nad fontánou / Danube on Vltava
A ceremony announcing the results of the competition of the best translation of a Slovak text into Czech. Contestants worked with an excerpt from the book Šeptuchy / Whisperers by Alena Sabuchová, winner of the Anasoft Litera Award 2020.
More information: https://www.svetknihy.cz/