Georgia Made by Characters - Press Conference in Frankfurt

Georgia as this year's Guest of Honour, Frankfurter Buchmesse is highlighting a nation with a centuries-old culture from 10-14 October 2018. Under the tagline “Georgia – Made by Characters”, Georgia showcases more than its literature and new releases in German translations: It is also offering a far-reaching programme to provide diverse perspectives of the country's rich cultural landscape at various cultural venues in Frankfurt.

Georgia Made by Characters - Press Conference in Frankfurt

Georgia as this year's Guest of Honour, Frankfurter Buchmesse is highlighting a nation with a centuries-old culture from 10-14 October 2018. Under the tagline “Georgia – Made by Characters”, Georgia showcases more than its literature and new releases in German translations: It is also offering a far-reaching programme to provide diverse perspectives of the country's rich cultural landscape at various cultural venues in Frankfurt.

Georgian National Stand at the Leipzig Book Fair 2018

The Leipzig Book Fair officially takes start on 15th of March 2018. The opening ceremony will be attended by the Head of the project - Georgia Guest of Honour Country at FBM 2018, Minister of Culture and Sport of Georgia Mikheil Giorgadze, Director of the Georgian National Book Center Medea Metreveli, authors and publishers from Georgia.

27 Georgian contemporary and classic author with 50 literary events at the Leipzig Book Fair and in 7 European cities.

For the first time in the history of Georgian literature, Georgian author will be hosted at one of the most popular European literary festivals – Lit. Cologne. During the March, Guest of Honour country at the Frankfurter Buchmesse 2018 will be presented with 27 contemporary and classic authors and 50 literary events at the Leipzig Book Fair as well as in 7 German-speaking cities.

NEW BOOKS

  • Anyone who has experienced real love, will have personally tasted death.
  • I cannot consider anything lost if I didn’t give it up of my own free will. 
  • Why does the bad need enemies, when the good always has enemies?
  • It is better to prosper as a slave, than to die seeking freedom. 
  • What avails me the knowledge of the philosophizing of the philosophers! Therefore are we taught that we may be united with choir of the heavenly hosts.
  • The earth is a big book, lit up by the sun and the moon, inhabited by countless living tales.
  • For every heart to be able to open up to meet others’ hearts, utterly, wholly, cosmically, a fragmented god must probably be made whole.
  • If the headwaters are muddy, it is pointless to look for clear water downstream.
  • Even if you kill a swallow, spring will still come.
  • Men cannot talk about their own failures, but they will immediately talk of others.
  • Non-existence begins when you forget or lose the sound of your mother’s voice, or else when when your mother’s voice is, by her own wish and desire, withdrawn from you. 
  • The lion’s whelps are equal, be they male of female.
  • In this world nobody withers earlier than a writer if he isn’t listened to. I want to be the sort of writer that won’t wither, if only for one person in Georgia.
  • The life of certain men is like a novel written by a mediocre writer… when you get to the end you say, ‘I wish I hadn’t read it.’ 
  • Konstantine Gamsakhurdia
  • Otar Chiladze
  • Vazha-Pshavela
  • Akaki Tsereteli
  • Shota Rustaveli
  • Goderdzi Chokheli
  • Grigol Robakidze
  • Ilia Chavchavadze
  • Akaki Tsereteli
  • Vazha-Pshavela
  • Otar Chiladze
  • Shota Rustaveli
  • Goderdzi Chokheli
  • Konstantine Gamsakhurdia