11.04.2023 #fair #literature #meetings #publishing

Reflecting on the Brussels Book Fair

From 29 March to 2 April, Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg organised for the first time a national presence at the Brussels Book Fair, honouring Luxembourg’s literary creation, primarily in French. The “Livres du Luxembourg” stand brought together four Luxembourg publishers (Capybarabooks, Hydre Éditions, KIWI E.L.G. and PassaParola Éditions), which presented their French-language publications in literature and non-fiction.
This major event allowed the public to discover and meet the authors at book signings, including Antoine Pohu, Tullio Forgiarini and Nathalie Ronvaux, as well as the various Luxembourg publishing houses present.

In the margins of the fair, a networking event for Luxembourg and Quebec book actors was organised in collaboration with the Délégation Générale du Québec and the Luxembourg Embassy in Brussels at the Galerie Nosbaum Reding in Brussels to encourage and develop collaborations in the book sector. This event offered a unique networking opportunity to discuss possible new collaborations and projects with actors of the Quebec book sector.

 « Osons l’imaginaire » (Let’s dare to imagine)

As part of the fair’s programme, a meeting/reading with Luxembourg authors Tullio Forgiarini and Nathalie Ronvaux (moderated by Valerija Berdi, journalist at Radio 100.7) was organised around the theme of “Transgressions and feminist perspectives”. On this occasion, Tullio Forgiarini read extracts from La ballade de Lucienne Jourdain (Hydre Éditions) and Nathalie Ronvaux from Moi, je suis Rosa! (Capybarabooks). The discussion gave the audience an insight into the authors’ writing practice and creative process.

The Brussels Book Fair was an opportunity to develop a new format to present Luxembourg publishers and authors on Instagram. Kultur | lx will continue this series of portraits over the course of the next few international fairs.

From 26 to 30 April, you can discover Luxembourg’s literary creation in german at the Leipzig Book Fair.