Belarusian folk tales will be published in Serbian translation in Belgrade.
The agreement was reached on the sidelines of the 63rd International Belgrade Book Fair, which took place in the capital city of Serbia on 21-28 October, BelTA has learned. The International Belgrade Book Fair was a productive event for the Belarusian delegation.
Aleksei Cherota, Editor-in-Chief of the Neman magazine, Deputy Director of the publishing house Zvyazda, said: “We had a lot of meetings in the National Library of Serbia, in the Philology Department of University of Belgrade, in the children cultural center of Belgrade. A lot of agreements were secured on future cooperation in book publishing together with these organizations. In particular, negotiations are in progress to publish Belarusian folk tales in the Serbian publishing house Srpska Knjizevna Zadruga.”
Publishing Belarusian prose in the Serbian magazine Povelja is another project. A collection of modern Belarusian poetry in Serbian was published by the magazine last year. Plans have been made to publish Belarusian prose now. Meetings with Serbian writers took place.
“We’ve agreed that they will come to us in February 2019 for an international symposium of writers, which will take place on the sidelines of the Minsk International Book Fair. Our job is to establish tighter contacts with Serbian writers,” noted Aleksei Cherota. The International Belgrade Book Fair is one of the oldest book fairs in Europe. This year’s event gathered 488 publishing houses, including 393 local ones and 95 foreign ones.