The national literary event INTERLIBER, the 44th International Book Fair will take place in its traditional term from 8 - 13 November 2022 to the great contentment of all lovers of the written word.
Interliber is the largest literary event in Croatia, a venue where books are celebrated, a place where all generations of readers meet and where we regularly witness the creation of love for books.
At Zagreb Fair, publishers will present an extremely rich programme of new editions from a wide variety of fields, proving that Croatian publishing knows how to find its way to book lovers.
Interliber will be held under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture and Media of the Republic of Croatia and the Mayor of the City of Zagreb, Mr. Tomislav Tomašević.
Pavilions 5, 6, 7 and 7A will host more than 296 exhibitors from 15 countries (Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, France, Croatia, Ireland, Italy, Hungary, Netherlands, Germany, USA, Slovenia, Serbia, Sweden, Switzerland, UK) covering over 13,000 m2 of exhibition space.
WHAT HAVE THE PUBLISHERS PREPARED?
DISPUT - Đurđica Ćilić will sign the book "The New Ending" and Kristina Gavran the book "In Between".
NAKLADA NEPTUN - The Neptun publishing house presents two new editions at Interliber. Contemporary romance novel by the currently most popular author in the world, Colleen Hoover "Reminders of Him", the third edition of her mega-hit "It Ends With Us" with a newly designed and more luxurious cover. They will also present a new edition from the series New Stars of Historical Romance Novels, the third installment of the series The Hellions of Halstead Hall "How to Woo a Reluctant Lady".
PROFIL - Profil has prepared numerous novelties, among which the book Afterlives, the first novel translated into Croatian by Abdulrazah Gurnah, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2021, two new novels by Elizabeth Strout, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and one of the most respected contemporary American writers: My Name is Lucy Barton and Oh, William!, Jessie Burton's new title House of Fortune and a book filled with recollections of Arsen Dedić by Diana Šetka Arsen - Memories. In the non-fiction segment, the book Yugoslavia and Political Assassinations/The History and Legacy of Tito's Campaign Against The Emigrés, written by Christian Axboe Nielsen, stands out. From books for children and young people, they present the first picture book by musician Mile Kekin called The Little One, the fifth installment of Maja Šimleša's popular series about the giraffe Suli called Suli in Adventure, Jungle; Three Houses, Three Friends, the first picture book by the multi-award-winning writer Jurica Pavičić, then Escape to The Hill, the first picture book by the award-winning writer and playwright Marina Vujčić, and the new installment of Aaron Blabey's series called Bad Guys 4 - Attack of the Zittens.
EGMONT PULS - premiere presentation at Interliber of: Things We Never Got Over by Lucy Score (romance novel), From Blood and Ashes by Jennifer Armentrout (young adults novel) and Retreat by Sarah Pearse (thriller).
MOZAIK KNJIGA - probably the biggest hit of this year's Interliber is the re-publishing of books about the popular young wizard Harry Potter in the Croatian language, whose rights were obtained by Mozaik knjiga. The first ("Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone") of seven books from the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling is coming to Croatia at Interliber. Among the novelties, there are also: Amor Towles - The Lincoln Highway, Lisa Jewell - The Family Remains, Damir Šantek - Where Thoughts Disappear, David Perlmutter - Drop Acid, Ines Marciuš Kruljac and Jasmina Kosanović - Grandpa and the Witch, Liane Moriarty - Apples Never Fall, Danya Kukafka - Notes on an Execution, David Farr - The Book of Stolen Dreams, Alexis Stickland and Beccy Hands - The Little Book of Self-Care for New Mums.
At their stand they will host the following writers: Nives Madunić Barišić, Melita Rundek, Sanja Pilić, Sanja Polak, Ines Marciuš Kruljac, Jelena Pervan and Goran Tribuson.
LJEVAK PUBLISHING - among its novelties, they highlight: FICTION - Patricia Lockwood - No One Is Talking About It, Marieke Lucas Rijneveld - My Heavenly Favorite, Sandro Veronesi - The Hummingbird, Jonas Eika - After the Sun, Sophie Daull - Au Grand Lavoir, Maria Navarro Skaranger - Book of Grief, Amin Maalouf - The Rock of Tanios, Anja Mugerli - Bee Family, David Diop - Soul Brother. YOUNG ADULTS - Mladen Kopjar - Petra's PIN, Lada Martinac Kralj - Barking at the Moon, Maria Turtschaninoff - Maressi, Dita Zipfel - How Madness Explained the World to Me. NON-FICTION - Andrijana Kos Lajtman - The Poetic Tension of Death: From a Scream to Silence, Dubravka Oraić Tolić - Zagreb School of Style, Dubravka Težak - The Girl in the City, Maja Vukušić Zorica - The Prisoners of Love, Tomislav Brlek - From Matoš to Maleš, Boris Perić and Tomislav Pletenac - Forced to Think, Brendan Simms - Hitler's American Gamble, Zdravko Zima - A Writer with a Fake Passport.
FRAKTURA - highlights the following titles at this year's fair: LOCAL AUTHORS - Miljenko Jergović - Imaginary Friend, Luka Bekavac - Urania, Damir Zlatar Frey - Mother Medea or Frozen Flowers of May, Olja Savičević Ivančević - Summers with Maria, Marijana Radmilović - Our Room, Vida Meić and Ivan Jozić - Whispering to ATMs and Other Niceties, Toni Juričić - Nocturne in D Minor. FOREIGN AUTHORS - Leïla Slimani - Watch Us Dance, Javier Cercas - Independence, Johanna Mo - The Shadow Lily, Niklas Natt och Dag - Death and Eumenides, Olga Tokarczuk - The Ugliest Woman in the World, Georgi Gospodinov - All Our Bodies, Jaume Cabré - Consumed by Fire. NON-FICTION - John Connelly - From People into Nations: A History of Eastern Europe, Slavenka Drakulić - War Is the Same Everywhere, Marie-Janine Calic Tito - The Eternal Partisan, Wolfram Eilenberger - Fire of Freedom: The Salvation of Philosophy 1933-1943, Colum McCann - Letters to a Young Writer: Some Practical and Philosophical Advice, Bruno Šimleša - School of Life. POETRY - Zrinka Posavec - Maria Callas Throws Herself into the Sea, Marija Andrijašević - David, They Did All Kinds of Things to Me, Dubravko Detoni - Big Bark. PICTURE BOOKS: Mirko Ilić - Head and Tail, Svjetlan Junaković - Dad in Pajamas, Jorge Bucay - The Chained Elephant, Maja Kastelic - The Boy and the House. Bodoni - Selection Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky - Crime and Punishment, Nick Cave - The Sick Bag Song, Imre Kertész - Fateless, Semezdin Mehmedinović - It's War and Nothing Is Going On, Charles Bukowski - Living on Luck, Robert Walser - The Walk.
ZNANJE AND VORTO PALABRA - LITERATURE: Bonnie Garmus - Lessons in Chemistry, Chris Bohjalian - Hour of the Witch, Stephen King - Salem's Lot, Gigi Griffis - The Empress, Susanna Leonard - Madame Curie and the Power of a Dream, Nancy Tucker - The First Day of Spring, Karsten Dusse - Achtsam Morden, Malin Stehn - Happy New Year, Sue Monk Kidd - The Book of Longings, William Kent Krueger - This Tender Land, Shirley Jackson - We Have Always Lived in a Castle, Joe Abercrombie - A Little Hatred. NON-FICTION: Dr. Nicole LePera - How to Do the Work: Recognize Your Patterns, Heal From Your Past, and Create Your Self, Christie Tate - Group. CHILDREN'S TITLES: Michael Ende - The Never Ending Story, B.B. Alston - Amari and the Night Brothers, Kiearan Larwood - The Legend of Podkin One-Ear, Dawn Casey - Winter Tales, E. Tomè - Airplane: A Brief History of Aviation: Learn, Travel, Explore, Giulia Pesavento - Dinosaurs: Discover, Learn, Explore (Mega Atlas Dinosaurs).
DARIJO SRNA AT INTERLIBER
On Friday, 11 November at 18.00 h at the VBZ stand, famous football player Darijo Srna, former captain of the Croatian national football team, will sign his book "Why Are You Called Srna".
By personal admission, all his life Darijo Srna just wanted to please people. And in that he was - and still is! - very successful. In Croatia and Ukraine today he enjoys the status of a football immortal, even though his Croatian and Ukrainian identity is not a matter of blood and heritage, but a free choice for which he has always paid a high price.
Why Are You Called Srna is a story about a life between two wars, about a vulnerable boy who remained the same even in his mature years, to whom history persistently returns and from which he constantly tries to escape, a story that abundantly and easily surpasses all seemingly similar confessions of famous athletes. Darijo Srna narrated it with the help of Milana Vlaović. You know the thing when two big players understand each other at first and without any complications? Such is the tandem of fantasists from the midfield who combine football and literature.
UKRAINE IN FOCUS
Serious literary topics will be discussed in the PREMIUM PROGRAMME of the Association of Publishers and Booksellers at the Croatian Chamber of Economy that will host writers and is put on by eminent editors of the Croatian literary scene.
The Association of Publishers and Booksellers at the Croatian Chamber of Economy, Božičević Edition, with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Media of the Republic of Croatia, organize the programme "UKRAINE IN FOCUS" within the scope of Interliber.
The intention of this programme is to encourage the mobility of authors, editors, scientists and translators (key cultural workers in the book sector) as a precondition for the development of cooperation in the field of culture, specifically literature, through lectures, promotions, and discussions. In this way, a country as small as Croatia can offer a country as large as Ukraine its cooperation, openness and support in times of war where the issue of language and identity are crucial.
These activities directly encourage the exchange of knowledge, the development of intercultural dialogue and the preservation of cultural diversity, as well as the networking of both authors, translators and other workers in culture, education, and science. The programme that will take place as part of Interliber contributes to familiarizing the Croatian public with Ukrainian culture, literature, and language.
PROGRAMME OF EVENTS
From the rich programme, we wish to highlight "Serbia in Focus" to feature promotions of works by contemporary Serbian authors as well as the panel discussion "The Future of Publishing and Bookselling in the Region During Post-Pandemic and Cold War Times" with participants: Bojan Stojanović (HELIKS), Zoran Hamović (CLIO), Gojko Božović (Arhipelag), Dejan Papić (LAGUNA), Slavko Kozina (Naša djeca), Zvonimir Čimić (Znanje).
Graffiti workshops will also take place: Graffiti is Art, Not Vandalism, Marko's Seagull Adventure workshops in Croatian parks, High Five quiz for elementary schools and the traditional presentation of the "Kočić's Feather" award.
The new catering concept
Top Croatian restaurants, winners of numerous awards at the most attractive food and burger festivals, will participate in this year's Interliber. At as many as 6 locations with a total of 1,000 m2 of open-air and closed space, the visitors will be able to taste street food delicacies and pastry in attractive food trucks, as well as "Fifty Shades of Beer" at popular fair prices!
The fair will be officially inaugurated by Mr. Tomislav Tomašević, Mayor of the City of Zagreb, on Tuesday, 8 November 2022 at 10.00 h in the pavilion 7.
- Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday: 10.00 - 20.00 h
- Friday and Saturday: 10.00 - 21.00 h
Parking for all visitors of Interliber around Zagreb Fair venue is free.
Located in the pavilion 7, the press center will be available to journalists every day during the run of the fair. Phone: 01/6503-524, e-mail: email@example.com
"A Book Is a Gift You Can Open Again and Again"