Following the example of the great literary European capitals – Paris, Berlin, Prague, and Rome, we want to create a travel machine that will take us to explore European countries and cultures.
Summer time is ideal for new mental journeys and charging creative batteries. That’s why we created our Book Club to start the conversation around books – but it will lead to deeper more meaningful connections that always form lifelong friendships. Join us and discover a wide variety of new books, new authors, new friends, meet the authors, and translators and finally learn something new about yourself.
Our Book Club is part of the “Babilon” award for the best young literary translator and will be led by Prof. Vladimir Martinovski. Vladimir is a poet, storyteller, essayist, theoretician, translator and Ambassador of the Babylon Award for Young Literary Translator. Professor at the Department of General and Comparative Literature, at the Faculty of Philology “Blaze Koneski”, University “St. Cyril and Methodius”. Painter and music lover. A person with whom literary conversations always gain a greater dimension, covering topics from art, culture and social life.
So, if your focus of interest is any of these topics, choose the date and the literary work and we are waiting for you on a new journey together.
The literary club will be held in the premises of Europe House Skopje and the first meetings are scheduled for:
📚July 27 (Wednesday) “Бизарни раскази” by Olga Tokarchuk (translation: Lidija Tanushevska, publisher: Antolog, 2022, p. 220)
📚 August 17 (Wednesday) “Нешто ќе се случи, ќе видиш” by Christos Ikonomu (translation: Petar Andonovski, publisher Ili-ili, 2021, p.197)
📚September 14 (Wednesday) “Италијански приказни” by Italo Calvino (translation: Radica Nikodinovska, Publisher: Tri, 2022, p. 948)
For each of the sessions, you need to register in advance no later than the day before the date you want to attend: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our places are limited.
We are pleased to welcome you to our small but large Book Club!