The 13nd edition of the Tirana Book Fair will take place from the 17 to the November XNUMX in Tirana at the Palace of Congresses
A great interregional cultural event, which will bring together some 200 professionals, including writers, creators and translators, all from the areas of Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia and Montenegro.
One hundred publishers for two hundred writers
In reality, it is not just writers, but also translators, given that the event, which brings together the best of Albanian language publishing, also includes the preview presentation of about 60 new titles of translated books.
Petrit Ymeri, President of the Association of Publishers and owner of the publishing house of the same name, says he is satisfied with the results achieved by the event, which, year after year, essentially focuses on the progress made in a field, that of publishing, in whose state intervention has never shone for commitment.
The Fair is an open showcase for the international recognition of Balkan culture and literature in the world. But it is also an opportunity to bring famous titles from world literature to Albania and the Balkans.
The Fair includes a selection for the best publications of the 2019, a selection to which a special jury has been working for about 2 months.
The role of translation
In a field, such as the editorial one, which cannot exempt itself from understanding also the contributions that come from abroad, the 2019 Book Fair has paid maximum attention to the translation of foreign books.
As anticipated by Ymeri, never before this year, thanks to the translation of well 60 titles, will come to the Albanian market masterpieces of Balkan and European literature that previously had not had the right editorial recognition, both for political and cultural reasons.
Great absentee, although there are interested readers, the 'thriller' genre. Or rather, there will be no thriller books , but a discussion table will also be opened on the theme 'Literature Thriller. Is it an innovation or a trend that comes from European literature?
The Fair will be open to visitors every day from 9: 00 to 21: 00.
The 16 November at 12.00, at the Oval Hall of the Palazzo dei Congressi, there will be the award ceremony.