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Georgia Presents its National Stand for the First Time at the Athens International Book Fair

On September 2-18, with the support and organization of the Writers’ House and the Embassy of Georgia in Greece, Georgia will present its national stand and literary program for the first time at the Athens International Book Fair.

For the first time, visitors to the fair will have the opportunity to get acquainted with the translations of Georgian literary works at the national stand of Georgia. Various educational activities and presentations of books published with the support of the Writers’ House in Greece are also planned.  

Within the frames of the literary program, an important space will be devoted to two Georgian laureates of the EU Literary Prize: Beka Adamashvili and Iva Pezuashvili, who will present their books to the readers both on the territory of the fair, and in various literary spaces of Athens.

The Georgian literary program at the Athens International Book Fair is supported by the EU Literary Prize (EUPL) and Intelekti publishing house.

On September 5-9, within the frames of the Athens Book Fair, a translation seminar for translators from Georgian to Greek is planned at the Embassy of Georgia in Greece. 6 Georgian-to-Greek translators will participate in the literary-translation seminar: Ekaterine Janashia, Ani Udzilauri, Mari Salaghaia, Veriko Mgeladze, Zurab Vacheishvili and Tamar Alaverdashvili. The seminar includes both individual and group working processes. The participants will talk about the actual problems that arise in the course of artistic translation and will have the opportunity to jointly discuss the texts selected for translation.

 The following activities are planned at the Athens International Book Fair:

September 2 – official opening of the Athens Book Fair, presentation of the stand;

September 3 – presentation of the Greek translation of Beka Adamashvili's novel "Everybody dies in this novel" (Athens, Zapeoni);

September 4 – discussion with Iva Pezuashvili, winner of the 2022 EU Literary Prize (Athens, Zapeoni);

September 4 – meeting of Beka Adamashvili and Iva Fezuashvili with the representatives of diaspora (Embassy of Georgia in Greece);

September 4 – delivering children's literature to the children of the Sunday School of Athens;

September 5-9 – translation seminar for translators from Georgian to Greek.

This year, Georgia will be presented with a 18 sq.m. stand at the Athens Book Fair, which is given to Georgia free of charge by the Association of Greek Publishers within the frames of the memorandum of cooperation signed with the Writers’ House. The latest Georgian editions and foreign language translations of Georgian literature will be exhibited at the stand. In addition, the stand will showcase the catalogs of Georgian literature and various information brochures about Georgia.