Romania is the Guest of Honor of the 34th International Istanbul Book Fair, which will take place between November 7th and 15th, 2015.
Organized by TÜYAP Fairs in partnership with the Turkish Publishers Association, the 34th International Istanbul Book Fair will host Romania as the Guest of Honor. The Romanian booth will be available for visiting in the International Hall for the first 4 days of the fair (November 7th to 10th), and will include all aspects and colors of Romanian literature and culture. Guest of Honor events will include interviews, panel discussions, poetry and music recitals, professional meetings with publishers, and children's events.
The leading authors of Romania will meet with their readers at the Istanbul Book Fair for four days. The Guest of Honor is ready to make a statement at the fair with an event program that includes Romania's leading writers and poets, including Nobel-candidate author Mircea Carterescu and Matei Visniec. Full details and attendees of the program will be revealed in a press conference to be held in early September.
The Istanbul Book Fair is also preparing a program to commemorate the 100th birthday of Aziz Nesin together with the Nesin Foundation and Nesin Publishing. The program will include interviews and panels on the literary significance, life and works of Aziz Nesin, as well as an exhibition.
Tan Oral is the Illustrator of Honor of the 34th International Istanbul Book Fair, and the theme will be “Humor: Looking at Life with a Smile”.