On 25th November, Oliver Zille, Director of the Leipzig Book Fair, and Martin Buhl-Wagner, CEO of the Leipzig Fair, signed together with Minister of State Michelle Müntefering a joint declaration of intent to promote and foster stronger literary collaboration and exchange between Southeast Europe and German-speaking countries. The signing of the declaration, which was followed by short and intensive talks, lays the foundation for deeper cooperation between the Traduki network, the Leipzig Book Fair, and the German Foreign Office.
Organised by the Goethe-Institut in co-operation with the Leipzig Book Fair, the Federal Foreign Office of Germany and the S. Fischer Foundation, this programme is the perfect opportunity for literature professionals from Southeast Europe to get insights into the German-language book market. The programme will take place from 11th to 14th March 2020 and includes a visit to the book fair as well as informational and other events. The closing date for applications is 31st December 2019.
With support from Traduki, the Bosnian academic and author Enes Karić presented his book The Jewish Cemetery at this year's Zürich liest literature festival. The reading took place at the end of October at the Mille et deux feuilles/zum Mittelmeer und mehr bookstore. Translated into German by Silvia Sladić in 2016, the story recounts in poetic and warm fashion the life of the young Sadik.