The 15th international Book Trade Fair and Literary festival, 14th - 17th May 2009
The Prague International Book Fair and Literary Festival Bookworld is the largest book manifestation in the Czech Republic and features a rich programme of events including a literary festival as well as film and theatre performances of works based on books.
Book World Prague 2009 has been granted the status of Official Event of the Czech Presidency of the Council of the EU; its central theme is 27 from 27 / Europe in Literature - Literature in Europe. As part of the literary festival writers from countries of the European Union will be invited to the fair, where they will introduce their work and take part in discussions about life in a united Europe, questions of identity and diversity in European literatures, and recent trends in the literature of Europe.
The other themes of the accompanying literary festival, chosen in anticipation of a high level of interest among the general public and to serve as an inspiration to exhibiting publishing houses, are:
Cities in 1989 - programmes dedicated to cities which played a key role in the overthrow of communist regimes (Berlin, Bratislava, Budapest, Prague, Sofia, Warsaw)
Imagination and Creativity - exhibitions of books, programmes with author participation, discussions, films, book presentations
Literature and Education - a forum for the presentation of projects in education, campaigns in support of reading and education, the activities of the presses of universities and academic institutions
Cooking with the Book - programme to support an exhibition of cook- and recipe-books; with practical gastronomic samples and the participation of some interesting guests
BookWorld in Film - film adaptations of works of literature - Ponrepo cinema, Atlas, cinema at exhibition grounds
BookWorld on the Stage - in cooperation with theatres throughout the Czech Republic
Association of Czech Booksellers and Publishers
PhDr. Dana Kalinová
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120 00 Praha 2
Phone: +420 224 498 234
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