In 2014, the main theme at Göteborg Book Fair will be Brazilian literature! September 25–28, 2014, visitors will have a chance to immerse themselves in the rich and exciting literature and culture of a country currently enjoying an era of flourishing cultural and financial growth.
French sisters Liliane Korb and Laurence Lefèvre who write crime fiction under pseudonym Claude Izner will come to the Göteborg Book Fair this fall. The Marais Assassin is their fourth book translated into Swedish.
Simon Bartram and Niel Bushnell, children's authors from the UK, will participate at this year's Book Fair. Both authors have won awards for their books in their homeland.
This year's Book Fair will be the last one for Gunilla Sandin as the Program Director. After the fair is finished on Sept. 29, she will embark upon a new adventure in working as Strömstad library director. You can read about her thoughts and happiest memories from 25 years of her work for the Book Fair!
This year's Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) goes to Argentinean children's author and illustrator Isol.
This year, American writer Richard Ford will visit the Book Fair. Among other literary awards, the author has received the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
This year's winner of Peter Pan Prize is Philippine picture book "Naku, Nakuu, Nakuuu!" by author Nanoy Rafael and illustrator Sergio Bumatay III. Both artists will attend the coming Book Fair.
Five of Bangladesh most prominent writers will visit Göteborg Book Fair 2013 and tell us about a country where newspapers present volumes of literary supplements every weekend and thousands attend poetry festivals from morning till midnight.
"The day I died was not much fun. This was not simply about my death. To be precise, the episode just barely managed to squeeze into number six in the day's list of useless moments."
The novel by Azerbaijani writer Akram Aylisli, which was originally published in the Russian literary magazine "Drujba Narodov" ("Friendship of peoples"), has caused a lot of unrest in Azerbaijan.
The annual Göteborg Book Fair and the Swedish Arts Council will once again provide funding for non-Nordic publishers and sub-agents interested in attending the Göteborg Book Fair.
After several months of peace negotiations the ceasefire between the FARC and the government of Colombia has unfortunately been broken recently. Ingrid Betancourt, French-Colombian politician, was guerrilla prisoner for more than six years. She talked about her experiences from years in captivity at the Book Fair last fall.
The other week we placed the announcement on Facebook wondering if Stieg Larsson, the author of "Millennium", had ever visited Göteborg Book Fair. Now we know the answer. He definitely had! Many times.
On Sunday, Saint Patrick's Day, the Irish around the world will dress in green and celebrate the feast of their patron saint. At the Book Fair, we celebrate the holiday by listening to all the great writers from the Emerald Isle, who visited us last year. You do it too.
The world's largest Book Fair, Frankfurt Book Fair, focused on New Zealand's literature this year. No writers from New Zealand visited Göteborg this year. However, Al Pitcher, the funniest New Zealander, was here.