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Bratislava book festival highlights foreign illustrations, writers.

The fifth year of the book festival in the Slovak capital offers, apart from local authors and illustrators, a host of foreign writers and illustrators, including exhibitions of two French illustrators.There are several festivals focusing on literature in Slovakia and one of them kicked off May 17 in the capital.

The Bratislava Book (Kni#382nyacute) Festival, aka BRaK festival, in the Pisztory Palace in Scarontefaacutenikova Street presents famous and outstanding personages of domestic and international literature, book illustrations and design until May 20, the TASR newswire wrote.The programme of the festivals fifth year includes discussions with writers, concerts, workshops, exhibitions and presentations of more than 30 publishers.

Foreign personagesForeign guests include German graphic designer and cartoonist Reinhard Kleist, Italian illustrator Luigi Serafini, Chinese dissident poet/writer and musician Liao I-wu, Angolan/Portuguese author Goncalo M. Tavares (whose most notable work is Jerusalem), Iraqi-born film director and writer living in Finland Hassan Blasim (The Madman of Freedom Square was long-listed for the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize in 2010, later Iraqi Christ was awarded it in 2014), Czech Tereza #344iacute#269anovaacute and others.

Among exhibitions included in BRaK, the French Institute in Slovakia is presenting one of the currently most famous French illustrators with unique books, Laurent Moreau. hellipHis work easily crosses the lines between comic, traditional graphic art, design and illustration, Daniela Zelenaacutekovaacute of the French Institute told TASR.

His work will be exhibited in the Institutes gallery beginning May 17.Another renowned French illustrator whose creativity will be shown in Bratislava is Anne-Margot Rammstein. Her artwork will be exhibited in Art Books Coffee gallery on Bascarontovaacute Street.

Her illustrations can be found not just in books but also in French newspapers and magazines (e.g.

Le Monde, George and DADA). Both exhibitions last until June 19. 17. May 2018 at 20:25 |Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovskaacute

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Publication:Slovak Spectator (Bratislava, Slovakia)
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Date:May 17, 2018
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