Conn Iggulden cancels
Conn Iggulden will not come to Göteborg this year. The British writer, who was to take part in seminars and other talks on Saturday and Sunday, unfortunately has to cancel his participation at the Book Fair for family reasons.
In addition to the Book Fair's Brazilian focus this year we take a closer look at literature from Catalonia. In seven seminars and in an extensive stage and stand program ten Catalan authors will give a deeper insight into the literature from the northeastern region of Spain.
The World Cup this summer, the Olympic Games in 2016 and a cultural life in exciting development: these are just a few aspects of what makes it interesting to highlight the Brazilian literature during the Göteborg Book Fair 2014.
It is election year in Sweden, which can be noticed on the Debate Stage where several post-election debates will take place. Among many other subjects in the stage programme, American writer Carol Rifka Brunt will discuss how views on sexuality and disease have changed since the AIDS epidemic in the 80s.
This year's guest of honour Brazil will make its presence know throughout the Book Fair, not least at the Garden Stage. At the F Hall visitors will meet a rainforest scenario and the stage programme deals, among other things, with how the Amazon Jungle can be saved.
Romania returns to the Book Fair after its successful launch as guest of honour 2013. The Romanian participation this year includes a stand (C03: 02), four seminars, and fifteen other programme items.