Book World Prague 2022
Svět knihy, Ltd. – we are a company of the Association of Czech Booksellers and Publishers. Our main activities include the holding of the international book fairs and literary festivals Book World Prague and Book World Pilsen.More
International book fair and literary festival – the biggest celebration of books in the Czech Republic. 4 days, 50 000 visitors, around 400 exhibitors, 800 guests, 650 accompanying programmes.More
International book fair and literary festival – autumn book event held at the DEPO2015 venue since 2018, presenting book production from over sixty publishers. The region of Pilsen hosts dozens of Czech and foreign authors, presenting themselves in a two-day colourful showcase of genres and literary programmes.
#kulturazije – we are interested in everything concerning books. During the quarantine we wasted no time and introduced an array of Czech authors: interviews with them and the readings they performed are available online. Follow our YouTube channel.More
Have novels become obsolete? Is it an outdated form without a future? Why are young authors not attracted to it? Sandro Veronesi, a celebrated Italian novelist, essayist and journalist, has been looking for answers. The author of five novels and laureate of numerous literary awards, known to Czech readers, among other, for his book Il colibri published by Odeon as Kolibřík, certainly knows what he is talking about when he says that novels are a difficult yet beautiful field. His experience is first-hand. According to Veronesi, the feeling of having mastered the art and emerging victorious is without an equal. However, young authors do not exactly embrace the form, despite the fact that they can use computers, which makes writing much easier than it used to be.Read more
The Czech-French debate, featuring Alena Mornštajnová and Laurent Binet, took place in front of a filled auditorium. It was not only their novels that were at the centre of the discussion, but also inspiration and history. The two amicable novelists have more in common than might be obvious at first glance. They both published books on historical topics and both tried to alter history a bit. "I don't really write historical novels, I just build my stories on historical events. My books are always based on relationships, which may be unfolding at some point in history but I approach them from today's perspective. None of us can fully empathise with a person living in a certain historical period unless we have experienced it ourselves. ....... ," Alena Mornštajnová explained.Read more
David Mitchell counted among this year's Book World star guests. When he sat down on the imaginary couch in the park next to the Industrial Palace, the auditorium was filled to the last place. "I am quite old now, past fifty, and I've never been to Prague before. This is my first time here. I tried to see everything I could - the Jewish cemetery, the Old Town, Wenceslas Square. I also paid a visit to the National Museum. Every morning I went for a walk, enjoying the sights. I'm afraid there are still many places I have missed. I will have to come back one day," David Mitchell said at the start of the debate, moderated by Anna Luňáková. The author's natural charm quickly won everyone over.Read more
Se zpožděním kvůli letadlu, ale s úsměvem na rtech dorazila na Svět knihy 2021 nigerijská spisovatelka Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. U stánku nakladatelství Host se kroutila dlouhá fronta čtenářů, kteří si přišli pro podpis autorky, jejíž hlas je slyšet v celosvětovém měřítku. V alternativním prostoru vzducholodi Gulliver následně mluvila Adichie o rasových otázkách, stavu společnosti v USA i Nigerii a také o feminismu. Přítomné návštěvníky zaskočila, když se začala ptát jich.Read more
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