First Festival of the Bulgarian Book in Belgium

Categories: Festival
Date: 08/06/2019 to 09/06/2019
Time: 9 h 30 - 17 h 00
Location: Librebook
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Book talks at Librebook with Bulgarian writers, whose books have been translated

The Bulgarian Cultural Association in Belgium organises the First Festival of the Bulgarian Book abroad in cooperation with the bookshop Librebook and Bulgarian publishing houses. The festival is dedicated to 24 May – National Day of the Bulgarian enlightenment, culture and of the Slavic letters.

Writers and poets Beta NaourEmil AndreevDessy TsvetkovaDimil StoilovZdravka Evtimova, Irina Papancheva, Kalin Terziyski, KalinaYanevaMartin Ralchevski, Svetlina Trifonova, Hristo Karastoyanov and Tsenka Kucheva will present their books. The publishing houses Janet-45, IskoniLexikonPotayniche and Hermes will offer more than 300 titles for sale.

Highlights in the festival programme are the book talks with Bulgarian writers, whose works have been translated in Europe, and presentations of children’s books in the format of creative writing workshops.

Librebookthe festival partner,will host two multilingual book talks for an international audience, featuring:

  • Book talk with Zdravka Evtimova on June 2019 at 18:3h.Maya Dobreva, the extraordinary and plenipotentiary ambassador of the Republic of Bulgaria to Belgium and Luxembourg will be a guest.
  • Book talk with Emil Andreev, Irina Papancheva, Kalin Terziyski, Svetlina Trifonova and Hristo Karastoyanov on June 2019 at 16:00 h.

“The festival is a cultural bridge for Bulgarian authors, who live and write in Bulgaria, and their Bulgarian colleagues in Belgium.The two-day event will feature highlights of contemporary Bulgarian literature, created in our country and beyond its borders. Our goal is to provide a platform for an enriching exchange among authors, publishers and readers, who speak different languages, but read the same book.”, sаid Tania Staneva, President of the Bulgarian Cultural Association in Belgium.



“The First Bulgarian Book Festival in Brussels is a proof of the growing interest for Bulgarian literature and culture in the capital of Europe and we are delighted to be its partner,” sаid Antonio Parodi, founder and manager of Librebook.  “From the very start of Librebook as a multilingual book-selling and cultural platform we have collaborated with a variety of publishers all over Europe to offer the best and sometimes also less known contemporary literature. The festival provides the opportunity to meet some of the most interesting Bulgarian authors and publishers.We invite readers to hear excerpts from the same book in English, French or German for sharing emotions beyond language barriers.” 

Note to editors:

Festival venueMetaire Van Meyel, 251 Avenue Georges Henri, 1200 Brussels ,from 9.30 to 20.00 h

on 8 June 2019 and from 9.30 to 17.00 h on 9 June 2019.

Book talks in English, French and German, hosted by Librebook– address: 128, Chaussée de Wavre, 1050, Ixelles.

About the Bulgarian Cultural Association in Belgium

The Bulgarian Cultural Association in Belgium was founded in 2017 by  Bulgarians established in Belgium. Its mission is to present the multifaceted Bulgarian culture in the heart of Europe – Brussels, and enrich it through international collaborations.