Voices from Ireland to feature at the 2017 Göteborg Book Fair
This year’s Göteborg Book Fair through its theme - Voices from Ireland - will promote Irish literature and new Irish writing.
The 2017 edition will be held in Göteborg, Sweden from 28 September – 1 October 2017.
A selection of Irish writers, including internationally renowned award winners and emerging artists, will form the Voices from Ireland theme at the Fair. Founded in 1985, the event is the largest book fair in Scandanavia attracting 900 exhibitors and over 100,000 visitors.
Five years after its first participation at the Göteborg Book Fair, Literature Ireland, the resource organisation promoting Irish writers and writing abroad, will host an Irish stand at the book fair and present a programme of seminars and readings featuring Irish writers over the four-day event. Literature Ireland’s international activity is supported by Culture Ireland.
The announcement of this special initiative coincided with the visit to Sweden during the St. Patrick’s Day events by Heather Humphreys, T.D., Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.
’I am very pleased to confirm that a number of prominent Irish authors will attend this year’s book fair. This is a wonderful opportunity for leading Irish literary talent to showcase their work, while audiences in Göteborg will also be treated to a selection of the finest contemporary Irish writing,’ commented Minister Humphreys.
Irish authors already confirmed for the 107 include Sara Baume, Rob Doyle and John Minihan.
Daniel Levin, the Fair’s programme director added: ’We’re very happy to present the Voices from Ireland theme and the collaboration with Literature Ireland. We know that the book fair audience have a great interest in Irish literature and are looking forward to welcoming these authors to Göteborg Book Fair this fall”.
For further information on the Göteburg Book Fair, please click here.
For further information on Literature Ireland, please click here.
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Sara Baume who will feature at the 2017 Göteborg Book Fair. Image (C) Patrick Bolger