-Istanbul Book Fair - TUYAP 2010

From Balkans to İstanbul: A Literary Journey

Tuesday 2 ndNovember, 12 – 1pm

As part of our one-year anniversary, Word Express writers and translators will make an appearance at the 29 thIstanbul Book Fair – TUYAP Turkish crime writer and Word Express traveller Barış Müstecaplıoğlu will bring together writers Katerina Iliopoulou(Greece), Radu Vancu  (Romania), Milan Dobricic (Serbia), Sian Melangell Dafydd(Wales, Great Britain), Efe Duyan and Gokçenur Ç (Turkey) to read and talk alongside a visual projection and soundtrack by Yiannis Isidorou (Greece)

This event is organised by Literature Across Frontiers and Delta Publishing with support from the Ministry of Culture and Tourism.


'I like to use the languages of the various arts – literature, music, theatre...I think that is the spirit of the modern global era.'- poet Ivan Hristov spoke to SJ Fowler of 3AM magazine about the evolution of the contemporary Bulgarian poetry scene.


Cosmin Borza discusses the work of Romania's 'Generation 2000' poets, including Radu Vancu and Claudiu Komartin in an essay at Asymptote.


At the Sofia Poetics festival, which was organised by Word Express participant Ivan Hristov, Scottish based poet Ryan Van Winkle caught up with fellow festival guests SJ Fowler and Tomasz Rózycki. To hear Fowler and Rózycki discussing their work and reading some of their poetry, listen to the Scottish Poetry Library podcast here.