Voices from Sweden

Swedish children’s book author Åsa Lind didn’t seem nervous at all as she inaugurated the Belgrade Book Fair yesterday evening. Her speech, focusing on children’s right to meet literature, was broadcasted live to over two million viewers and marked the start of a week-long book feast with Swedish literature in Belgrade.

Over 20 authors and illustrators from Sweden are present to talk about their work and meet their readers, among them Steve Sem-Sandberg, Pernilla Stalfelt and Maria Sveland.

The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award will also be part of the program. This year’s winner Kitty Crowther, or Kiti Krauter as she is called in Serbia, will meet children in a workshop, students of the Faculty of applied art of the University of Belgrade as well as make presentations at the book fair. For a full program visit the website Voices from Sweden.

Below are some images from last nights inauguration.

Kiti Krauter together with Ljubivoje Rsumovic, Serbian author nominated to the 2011 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award.

Swedish author Ulf Stark, nominated to the 2011 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, together with author Helena Henschen holding her book translated into Serbian.

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