The first Sofia International Literary Festival is on until December 15 2013 in the marble foyer of the National Palace of Culture, NDK, in the Bulgarian capital city.
The festival’s slogan is that literature recognises no borders. The festival brings together more than 60 participants from Bulgaria and other Balkan countries.
The ambition of the organizers – the Bulgarian Book Association – is to make the festival the most representative literary forum in the country, gathering authors from Europe and the world. The accent in the first edition is on Balkan literature. Ante Tomić from Croatia, Aleš Debeljak from Slovenia, Nenad Veličković from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Vladimir Arsenijević and Mihajlo Pantic from Serbia, Goče Smilevski from FYRO Macedonia, Dan Lungu from Romania, and Dimitris Nollas from Greece are coming especially for the first Sofia Literary Festival. Together with their Bulgarian colleagues, the authors will have joint readings and meetings with readers.
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