Tirana, 19 May 2015/Independent Balkan News Agency
Albanian literature participated this year too in the International Book Fair in Turin, Italy from 14 to 18 May 2015, through a special stall prepared by the Albanian Center of Culture.
The participants in the fair had the chance to closely get to know the works of the most prominent Albanian authors published in the Italian language, among which Kadare, Kongoli, Aliçka, Ceka, Zhiti, Kyçyku, Çuli, Mustafaj, etc.
Special attention was also given to the successful works of Albanian writers who write and publish in the Italian language, among which Anilda Ibrahimi, Elvira Dones and Ornela Vorpsi.
Present in the fair were also books in the Albanian language, in high demand by young people who were born or raised in Italy and who want to maintain their ties with the written language of their country of origin.
A special place was given even this year to the promotion of Albania as a tourist destination. Visitors had the chance of receiving at the Albanian stall promotional and informing materials on the tourist opportunities offered by Albania.
The second edition of the successful tourist guide ‘Tirana & Albania’, by journalist Benko Gjata and anthropologist Francesco Vietti. The guide represents the first full tourist publication for Italian readers and travelers and it was received with much interest by the public.
During the days of the fair, the Albanian Center of Culture also held a number of meetings and conferences with Albanian authors. Present in these meetings were many people who were interested in knowing more about the offers of Albanian tourism and consider Albania as their future destination.
Among them there was a large number of entrepreneurs from the sector of tourism, who praised the collaboration opportunities that Albania has to offer.
The Turin Fair is the biggest in Italy and one of the most important ones in Europe and Mediterranean region. Present in it are over one thousand exhibitors, thousands of journalists from all around the world and over 350 thousand visitors, who follow the numerous meetings that are held with prominent Italian and international authors. /ibna/