Yugoslavia Archipelago

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 Yugoslavia Archipelago.

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 Yugoslavia Archipelago 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!

Thursday, 27 May 2021



WE ARE READING AND DISCOVERING!


FRIDAY, 28 May 2021



THE FULL PROGRAMME IS COMING TOGETHER BIT BY BIT


SATURDAY, 29 MAY 2021



PATIENCE!


SUNDAY, 30 MAY 2021



WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO THE FAIR!


Yugoslavia Archipelago

Stay tuned!

Hana Stojić

Common Ground Programme Curator


Our Venues in Leipzig

Detailed information on our IRL AKA analogue as well as online venues will be available from spring 2021.

Common Ground 2020-2022

The full programme with all Traduki events at the Leipzig Book Fair 2020 can be viewed here:

Origin and Belonging 2020