Common Ground 2021
Region in Focus at the Leipzig Book Fair
This year the Leipzig Book Fair takes place from 27th to 30th May.
The theme of the region in focus at the Leipzig Book Fair 2021 is Archipelago Yugoslavia.
1991 saw the breakup of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. The collapse, the bloody wars that followed as well as the mixture of hatred and hope that accompanied it all, formed an entire generation of writers – forever marked by what they lived through these authors’ literary work is informed by what has happened. Exactly 30 years after the breakup, Common Ground puts the Archipelago Yugoslavia centre stage, presenting new books, background stories, and unexpected twists of fate. In addition, another important event is in focus this year: 2021 also marks the 30th anniversary of the end of the Hoxha regime in Albania.
We are working on the programme and are looking forward to presenting it to you!
The theme of this year’s Traduki programme at the Leipzig Book Fair is Archipelago Yugoslavia. What has become of the archipelago 30 years after the breakup of Yugoslavia? What was cast off and what forgotten? What remained and what, if anything, was saved? Common Ground Programme Curator Hana Stojić is working on an unmissable programme featuring distinguished authors from the region.
Detailed information on our IRL AKA analogue as well as online venues will be available from spring 2021.