Books for Breakfast

Common Ground –
Literature from Southeast Europe


Since 23rd April 2020, World Book Day, our virtual “Books for Breakfast” project brought authors and literary experts directly into your home and to your breakfast table. With them in tow: tons of reading material from Southeast Europe, personal favourites, and lasting reading  impressions. Every Thursday we joined them for sumptuous literary delicacies. 

The episode with Hana Stojić is for now the last one in the Books for Breakfast series. In the talk we looked back on the Common Ground theme for 2020, namely Origin and Belonging.

You can find all past episodes of Books for Breakfast also directly on YouTube. The talks are in German or English. The video title indicates which language the conversation is in.

Origin and Belonging of Books for Breakfast

The Corona crisis has brought public life to a halt, but literature knows no quarantine. It is now more crucial than ever that the Region in Focus 2020-2022 does its cultural share to keep things moving, which is why we are presenting parts of our planned Origin and Belonging Leipzig programme in our Books for Breakfast series.  

The first episode featured author Marica Bodrožić and an homage to one of 20th century’s most eminent literary figures, Danilo Kiš. In September, after a short summer break, we picked up where we left off, with guests such as Oliver Zille, Director of the Leipzig Book Fair.