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Zagreb to Host 2015 World Literature Festival

zgCroatia’s capital Zagreb will once again be hosting Croatia’s World Literature Festival…

World Literature Festival 2015, which will be held from 3 – 11 September 2015, will be held at three Zagreb locations – Kino Europa, the Bogdan Ogrizović Public Library and the Josip Račić Studio at the Zagreb Modern Gallery.

Over 50 international and local authors from 15 countries, such as Sofi Oksanen, Péter Esterházy, Etgar Keret, Clemens Meyer, Filip David, Andrej E. Skubic, Maša Kolanović, Nedeljko Dragić, Julya Rabinowich, Ognjen Spahić, Reinhard Kleist, Neven Orhel, Julio Radilović Jules, Diego Marani, Andrej Nikolaidis, Tomislav Zajec, Helena Klakočar, Ernesto Mallo, Borivoj Dovniković and many others will be part of this year’s festival programme, which includes more than 50 literature, visual art, film, comic strip and music events.

World Literature Festival 2015, which is being held for the third year in a row in Zagreb, will be held in cooperation with Croatia’s French Festival Rendez-vous festival, and there will be a spotlight on French authors, including some of the most prominent names of modern French literature – David Foenkinos, Jean Mattern, Etienne Davodeau and Emmanuelle Pagano.

The Festival will again be organised by Zagreb-based publishing house Fraktura, in cooperation with the Slovene Vilenica International Literary Festival and the Irish Cúirt International Festival of Literature, with the support of the EU programme Creative Europe.

Additional support will be provided by Croatia’s Ministry of Culture, City of Zagreb, Croatia’s French Festival Rendez-vous, French Institute, European network for literature and books Traduki, Italian Cultural Institute in Zagreb, Embassy of Finland in Croatia, Embassy of Israel in Croatia, Austrian Cultural Forum Zagreb, Croatian Goethe-Institute and the Miroslav Krleža Institute of Lexicography.

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