The 9th edition of the BookStar Festival took place in Skopje at the beginning of October under the motto “Please Do Disturb”. This year’s programme included Miljenko Jergović, Anja Mugerli and Lidija Dimkovska.

Meanwhile, in neighbouring Albania, the Tirana Gate literature festival took place at the beginning of October, featuring Andrej Nikolaidis, Arian Leka and Mechthild Henneke, among others. The complete programme: Tirana Gate 2023.