The annual international book fair and literary festival Book World Prague got underway on Thursday at the city’s Výstaviště grounds, featuring over 350 exhibitors from 30 countries. I spoke to Radovan Auer, the head of Book World Prague and asked him to tell me more about the choice of this year’s main theme, which is “Authors without Borders”.
“For the last two years we had very strong guest countries with very strong cultures, France and Italy, and we realised we didn’t give enough space to authors representing countries which stand a little bit on the borders.
“This is why we chose the theme Authors without Borders. But we are not talking just about geographical borders, we are also crossing the borders of genres and literature itself. And I must say that while Book World has always been very colourful, this year it will be more colourful than ever.”
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Author: Ruth Fraňková