Bratislava ‒ a new stop on the 100 Slavic Novels exhibition journey
The opening ceremony of the 100 Slavic Novels exhibition in the centre of Bratislava was held under the auspices of Ľubica Laššáková, Minister of Culture of the Slovak Republic, Andreja Rihter, Director of the Forum of Slavic Cultures, and Silvia Stasselová, General Director of University Library in Bratislava. The exhibition will be on display at the University Library in Bratislava until January 2019.
“The University Library in Bratislava is one of more than 900 partner institutions of the Forum of Slavic Cultures, institution that has been building its own network through which it pursues its mission for 15 years,” said Andreja Rihter, Director of the Forum of Slavic Cultures at the opening ceremony of the 100 Slavic Novels exhibition in Bratislava, adding that “12 Slovak authors constitute a part of the community of 108 Slavic authors. More than 45 translators have worked on translating their novels into different Slavic languages, producing more than 70 titles that have made a place for themselves on the bookshelves, under a single graphic identity. Eight of them are Slovak novels published in three languages - Serbian, Russian and Slovene. Three Slavic authors, on the other hand, were translated into Slovak.”
Ms Rihter opened the exhibition with Silvia Stasselova, Director General of the University Library, and Ľubica Laššákova, Minister of Culture of the Slovak Republic. On this occasion, Ms Laššákova spoke about the role and responsibilities of the FSC, stressing that the exhibition was a result of fruitful cooperation between the Forum and Slovak cultural institutions.
The opening of the exhibition, which will be on display until the end of January 2019, was also an opportunity to meet author Suzana Tratnik from Slovenia and Slovak author Pavel Vilikovsky. Both read from their novels that had been included on the 100 Slavic Novels list and talked about the role of Slavic literature and its promotion within the Slavic world and beyond.
The exhibition has so far visited the UNESCO Palace in Paris, Ljubljana, Radlje ob Dravi, Sankt Petersburg, Moscow and Vienna.