photo: The Book Institute

Małgorzata Rejmer and a discussion panel on Herling-Grudziński at the Turin International Book Fair

The Salone Internazionale del Libro di Torino, or The Turin International Book Fair, hosted a meeting with Małgorzata Rejmer on the occasion of the Italian edition of Bukareszt (“Bucharest”) and a panel discussion devoted to Gustaw Herling-Grudziński as part of the promotion of the book Pisma włoskie. 1944-2000 ("Italian Journals. 1944-2000”), The thirty-fifth edition of The Turin International Book Fair was also the first at which it was possible to visit the Polish stand, organised by the Book Institute.

The Book Institute, in cooperation with the organisers and Kellereman Publishing House, prepared a meeting with the author Małgorzata Rejmer to promote the Italian edition of her reportage Bukareszt. Krew i kurz (“'Bucharest. Dust and Blood”), hosted by Andrea Morinelli, a journalist from the Corriere della Serra newspaper. The premiere of Italian Journals. 1944-2000, edited by Magdalena Śniedziewska, provided an opportunity for the panel discussion on Herling-Grudziński's work. Moderated by Krystyna Jaworska, the meeting was attended by Marta Herling, Pier Franco Quaglieni, Alessandro Ajres, Alberto Cavaglion, and Cesare Panizza.

The Salone Internazionale del Libro Torino is the largest and most important event in the Italian publishing market. Every year, the Turin International Book Fair attracts more than a thousand publishers from the Apennine Peninsula, who occupy an exhibition area of around 110,000 square metres in the four pavilions of the Lingotto Fiere. As a unique addition this year, on the weekend days of the fair, readers were able to admire the Pista 500 – the Pinacoteca Agnelli’s art project on the roof on the congress centre created on the iconic FIAT car test track. 

This year's regional guest of the event was Sardinia, and the Country of Honour is Albania.

The Turin International Book Fair ended on Monday 22 May.