Lithuanian Culture Institute

The London Book Fair: Baltic Countries Market Focus 2018

The Baltic countries: Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, will be the Market Focus countries at The London Book Fair in 2018. This will be a unique opportunity to see a selection of the best contemporary writers from the Baltics in conversation with UK writers and publishers.

The Baltics author delegation brings twelve prominent and engaging writers from Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, representing the very best of contemporary literature. The London Book Fair Cultural Programme will give a rare opportunity to meet and hear from Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian writers, who will be in discussion with counterpart UK authors in front of an international literary audience.

The delegation includes Authors of the Day:

Writer and art historian Kristina Sabaliauskaitė, the most widely read contemporary Lithuanian author. Her Silva Rerum saga is considered to be the most important Lithuanian literary event of the last decade. Writer and columnist Mihkel Mutt, one of the most provocative Estonian authors. He has published close to 40 books in genres as diverse as novels, memoirs and children’s books. Nora Ikstena, one of the most influential prose writers and essayists in Latvia. Her book Soviet Milk comes out in the UK in March 2018 with Peirene Press.

The delegation will be completed by Tomas VenclovaUndinė Radzevičiūtė andAlvydas Šlepikas from Lithuania, Maarja Kangro, Andrei Ivanov and Rein Raud from Estonia; Kārlis Vērdiņš, Luīze Pastore and Inga Ābele from Latvia. Together they represent a wide variety of literary genres, including: poetry, children’s literature, playwriting, reportage and prose.

The Cultural Programme will include events at the British Library and the National Poetry Library where readers can meet writers and take part in discussions.

Review of London book fair 2018

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Lithuanian events at the London Book Fair 2018