The Pula Book Fair will be held in that biggest Istrian city on December 1-11 with the theme "Transantlantic," and organisers said earlier this week that the event would attract a large number of book lovers, publishers and writers.
According to the organisers, the intention of this year's edition of the fair is to connect two continents, Europe and South America and will focus on contemporary Portuguese, Spanish and South American literature.
"The theme for the 22nd Istria Book Fari opens the window to literature created in the Old and New Worlds and opens the power of the word of people whose lives were marked by sorrow and hope of travels by their forefathers," the organisers said.
This year's fair will feature Croatian and foreign writers, scholars and culture experts presenting their latest works and thoughts on this theme through round tables and presentations of literary periodicals.
The cultural-art scene of Ljubljana will be presented through a special regional programme presenting more than a dozen writers and artists from Ljubljana. Pula will come to life decorated in the theme of Ljubljana as the world book capital awarded in 2010 as well as being the city that UNESCO in 2015 identified as a place of creativity.