The Forum of Slavic Cultures in collaboration with Rudomino All-Russian State Library for Foreign Literature, made an appearance at the 30th Moscow International Book Fair and together with guest writers presented the 100 Slavic Novels series. Following the resonant events in the Russian capital the international delegation took part in the prestigious international literary meeting at the Leo Tolstoy estate.
The first independent presentation of the 100 Slavic Novels series at the Moscow Book Fair featured resounding round-tables and meetings with writers: Laslo Blašković from Serbia, Nada Gašić from Croatia, Marko Sosič and Jani Virk from Slovenia.
After the presentations in the Russian capital the delegation was joined by Drago Jančar (Slovenia) and together they attended the prestigious international meeting of writers in Yasnaya Polyana, the estate of Leo Tolstoy. At this occasion the writers presented themselves also to the students and lecturers of the Tula State Leo Tolstoy Pedagogical University.
The annual meeting that starts on 9 September, the day of Tolstoy’s birth, has been held since 1996. The Slavic authors read from their works and took part in discussions with other Russian and international guests.
Immediately after the meeting the jury of the Yasnaya Polyana literary award announced 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.
Photohighlights from Moscow
Photohighlights from Yasnaya Polyana
TV (Slovenia/Russian Federation)