The partners of the TRADUKI network confirm with a heavy heart the cancellation of the Leipzig Book Fair 2020. As the focus region of the Leipzig Book Fair we would have loved to kick off “Common Ground. Literature from Southeast Europe” on 12th March and to present the region’s authors, literature, and culture. It has been a long-standing plan to introduce the German-speaking public to the undiscovered literature of Southeast Europe: And so, the three-year-long project of the region in focus 2020-2022 will also play an important role at the Leipzig Book Fairs in the next two years.

Moreover, events are planned this summer at the Literarische Colloquium Berlin and in November 2020 a slew of “Common Ground” events are meant to take place at the Buch Wien. Our partner country Romania will be guest of honour at this year’s Belgrade Book Fair, meaning that the project “Common Ground” will also hold events in the region itself.