Book world Prague 2008

For all those, who are interested in literature, there is one very interesting event, which will be held in Prague from 24th until 27th of April this year already for 14th time. It will take place in the Industrial Palace in Holesovice Exhibition Grounds, which is in Prague 7, Vystaviste tram station, accessible by trams numbers 15, 14, 12 and 15.

The Book world Prague is an event, which is held every year. The publishers present here what they publish, writers sign their new works, there are various workshops and importantly, dedicated readers and book lovers have an opportunity to see what is new in the world of literature, they can buy new fascinating books and also meet and chat with their friends of the same interests. The Book world has specific main themes every year. This time they are following – Love and Passion in Literature, Book and Lifestyle and Egypt – 50 years of Czech Egyptology, plus Literature written in Spanish language, There is also a guest in honor – this time it is Spain, so special programs dedicated to the Spanish literature are being prepared. There will be held the conference called Kafka and Borges, dedicated to those word famous writers, even the widow after Jorge Luis Borges, Argentinian writer and translator Maria Komanda de Borges, is to visit Prague. On the whole, there are announced almost 500 quests of the Book world 2008, 51 of them from abroad.

There also will be held already the 7th annual of accompanying program called Book world in the film, starting already on 14th of April – there will be special screenings of film adaptations of literary works in Ponrepo and Atlas Cinemas and also in the Prague French institute and in Vystaviste. And there is the 5th annual of similar program – Book world on the stage, which will present theatre adaptations of literary works.

So if you are a book lover, you may think about visiting the event. The most of the books there as well as program will be obviously in Czech, but there are also will be to found some books and events in other languages, this year mainly in Spanish, but English will be also present here a bit. Plus, it may be interesting, how Czech literary scene looks like.
More information about the Book world 2008 is to be found on www.bookworld.cz, site works both in Czech and English version.

Apr 18, 14:59 (Filed under: Prague events )

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