The Forum of Slavic Cultures in collaboration with Rudomino All-Russian State Library for Foreign Literature, both of them running the Centre of Slavic Cultures in Moscow, will make an appearance at the 30th Moscow International Book Fair. After the official opening ceremony on 6 September 2017 the FSC exhibition stand will be opened by the Minister of Culture of the Republic of Macedonia, Robert Alagjozovski. He will be joined by several authors included in the 100 Slavic Novels collection: Laslo Blašković (Serbia), Nada Gašić (Croatia), Jani Virk (Slovenia) and editor in chief of the collection Dubravka Đurić Nemec (Croatia). Members of the delegation will also take part in the roundtable entitled Slavic Literary Universe and attend the reception at the Centre of Slavic Cultures.
Later during the visit in the Russian Federation the delegation will be joined by Drago Jančar (Slovenia) and together they will attend the prestigious international meeting of writers in Yasnaya Polyana, the country estate of Leo Tolstoy.
The annual meeting that starts on 9 September, the day of Tolstoy’s birth, has been held since 1996. The Slavic authors will read from their works and take part in discussions with other Russian and international guests.
At this occasion the jury of the Yasnaya Polyana literary award will announce the short-listed nominees and their works. This year a Slovenian author Drago Jančar is among the nominees for the first time in the category of the most important foreign books of the 21st century.