Founded as “a place for freedom” in 1995, just a month and a half after the end of the war in Croatia, the Pula Book Fair in Croatia is a magnet for the region’s publishers and readers.
From PoliticalCritique.org: ‘We are surrounded by unstoppable, powerful and chaotic production,’ says author Dubravka Ugrešić in an interview.
Just launched this month by No Shelf Required and Total Boox, Croatia Reads’ ‘free reading zone’ offers thousands of free ebooks to residents and visitors.
Honoring the 2016 Neustadt International Prize winner, novelist and essayist Dubravka Ugrešić, the 2016 Neustadt Festival is in October.
Our regular series looking at what’s happening in a number of key publishing territories around the world peeks in on Croatia and Israel.