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University of Banja Luka Presented Itself at the 24th International Book Fair

University of Banja LukaGeneral

The University of Banja Luka presented its editions to the visitors at the 24th International Book Fair 'Banja Luka 2019', traditionally organized by Glas Srpske, which was opened last night.

Vice Rector for Scientific Research and University Development, Professor Goran Latinovic, PhD, pointed out that the Fair is an excellent opportunity for readers to also get familiar with editions from the academic society.

,,Among the editions that we have decided to present to the visitors are books of our colleagues such as monographs, books of proceedings, scientific journals and various other publications’’, Vice Rector Latinovic said and emphasized that in this way the publishing and co-publishing activities of the University of Banja Luka may be observed all at one place. 

He added that over 300 titles can be found at the University booth this year. 

Opening of the 24th International Fair 

The writer Vuli Zuric had the honour to open the written word review, who in his speech referred to the great writer Simo Matavulj, his travels, his creative work, and his work ’Pilipenda’, which he wrote for the Zora magazine.

''We gathered here in Banja Luka to reaffirm how important the books have always been and always will be for the survival of a culture. And this year, our culture is marking eight centuries of the autocephaly of the Serbian Orthodox Church and the anniversary of the deaths of Danilo Kis, Milorad Pavic, Oskar Davice and Rastko Petrovic. Hence, in the upcoming days the Borik Hall will be a place where the faith in the written word will be celebrated,'' Zuric said and declared this year's fair open.

The Minister of Education and Culture of the Republic of Srpska Natalija Trivic also gave a speech at the opening ceremony, in which she stated that the literature of a nation is the most beautiful expression of its existence and that we should be proud of our literature resources.

She said that one of the strategic commitments of the Ministry is to nurture language and script that represent national and cultural identity, which is why it is very important to support literature, local publishers and writers and all that nurtures writing.

The fair will be open until the 16th of October

The International Book Fair „Banja Luka 2019’’ is taking place from the 10th to the 16th of September 2019 at the Borik Sports Hall. It will be opened from 10 o'clock to 20 o'clock, and the last day from 10 o'clock to 18 o'clock. The price of the ticket is 1 KM.
At this year's fair the visitors will have the opportunity to get familiar with some of the novelties in the world of literature and new works by local and regional publishers released over the past year, at favourable and discounted prices.

At the fair, several panel-discussions will be organized to be attended by writers, linguists, publishers and professors. The fourth International Literary Meetings, organized by the Association of Writers of the Republic of Srpska, will be held within the 24th International Book Fair, and daily literary promotions of the latest editions will be organized during the fair.


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