Every year the london book fair brings together publishers, agents and book industry professionals in the biggest book event in the uk: Earl’s Court Exhibition Centre, from 15th-17th April
This year, in honour of the fact that Croatia will be joining the EU in July, the Croatian Ministry of Culture has got together with various other organisations and come up with an exciting programme of culture events, under the umbrella of the Welcome Croatia Festival
We are thrilled to add Josip Novakovich to the list of authors mentioned below. Novakovich has been short-listed for this year’s Man Booker International Prize. Although he has lived and worked in north America for many years, Josip Nokakovich was born and raised in Croatia, and was proud to be part of the Croatian LBF events being organised this year.
Other award-winning writers who will be appearing at this year’s book stand include:
Robert Perišić, author of Our Man in Iraq, Istros Books 2012, endorsed by Durbravka Ugresic, foreword by Tim Judah US edition due out in April 2013, published by Black Balloon, endorsed by Jonathan Franzen
Slavenka Drakulić,award-winning author and perhaps the best-known voice to appear from Croatia since the war of the 1990s.
Matko Sršen, playwright, theater director and author. ‘Odohohol and Cally Rascal’, children’s fantasy, to be published by Istros Books, 2013
Daša Drndić, whose book ‘Trieste’ was recently published by MacLehose Press and was reviewed in all major UK press.
Marinko Koščec, author of ‘A Handful of Sand‘, Istros Books 2013.Koscec is one of the great stylists of Croatian literature and has been a recipient of the Mesa Selimovic Prize
Apart from the fantastic series of events at the book fair itself, there will also be a chance for the general public to see and meet the authors at various literary venues across London; from Europe House to the Conway Hall!