Book fair(y) in Istria
In December 1995, when the war was calming down, the Book Fair(y) in Istria has been founded in the three thousand-year-old Pula. In eighteen years of its existence it became one of the most important gathering points of books and authors in Croatia, specific for its authentic way of presenting books and authors. Every year the Book Fair(y) presents more than 300 publishers from Croatia and the region, it is visited by approximately 60.000 book-lovers, has more than 80 events (presentations of books and authors, professional gatherings, round tables, performances…) and more than 200 authors participate in these events. Today it is the biggest festival of writers in Southeast Europe.
The Book Fair(y) has become famous thanks to the great names of the world literary scene who visited it: Orhan Pamuk, Umberto Eco, Claudio Magris, Peter Esterhazy, Kenneth White, Irwin Welsh, Tess Gallagher, Michala Viewegha, Jiři Menzel, Dacia Maraini, Albert Manguel...
The intriguing Book Fair(y) themes always provoke a great attention: Power of Women and Literary Creation, Writer As Traveller, Crime Novel, Poetry, The Other Balkans, Literary Nomads, Book and Film, Identity Drama – Drama's Identity, The Mediterranean….