Taking place in Paris during March 16-19, and with more than 50 countries participating, the 38th International Book Fair, in which Russia will be the featured country, is set to include a dynamic, elevated Greek participation.

The Hellenic Culture Foundation is again organizing the Greek participation, under the aegis of the Ministry of Culture and Sports, and in collaboration with Paris-based Greek bookstore, “Desmos.”

On Saturday, March 17, internationally acclaimed director Kostas Gavras will talk about living in two languages, Greek and French, and also in two homelands. He will also be talking about his concerns, and on remaining alert in the face of democracy being stripped of its founding principles.

On March 18, Christos Economou and Ersi Sotiropoulou, two astute novelists, both having claimed French awards in 2017 for their work, will discuss post-crisis literature, as well as their literary quests following the successes of their previous publications.

On March 16-18, visitors of the Greek pavilion will have the opportunity to get up to speed on new and older editions of Greek works in Greek and French; to purchase books in which they are interested, and also to meet in person with writers, translators, publishers, and others.