IBNA- Several publishers from Italy and Serbia have attended Tehran Virtual Book Fair (TVBF) displaying their recently published books at the event which is organized online due to coronavirus pandemic.
Francesco Brioschi, Ponte and IsMEO – the Institute for the Middle and Far East are among the Italian publishers attending the virtual fair.
Some officials of the Belgrade International Book Fair and several Serbian publishing houses, including Laguna Publishing, Kreativni Centar, Cigoja Stampa and Utopia, are also attending the fair, Tehran Times reported.
Iran was the guest of honor at the Belgrade International Book Fair in 2016 and hosted Serbia at the 31st Tehran International Book Fair as the guest of honor in 2018.
In addition, Tehran VirtualBook Fair, which opened last Tuesday, has organized 17 international webinars on various cultural topics.
Iran’s Cultural Attaché to Serbia Mehdi Shirazi, Srdan Markovic from the Serbian Publishing House Utopia and translator Aleksandar Dragovic are among the experts participating in the webinars to discuss Iranian books and the Persian translation of books in Serbia.
Dragovic is the translator of a selection from Iranian children’s book writer Hushang Moradi Kermani’s bestseller ‘The Stories of Majid’, which was unveiled at the 64th Belgrade International Book Fair in 2019.