The international fair of intellectual literature non / fictio№, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, will be held at the Central House of Artists on Krimsky Val from November 28 to December 2, 2018 under the patronage of the Federal Agency for Press and Mass Communications.
About 300 large and small publishing houses, book-selling enterprises and cultural institutions from 24 countries of the world will take part in non / fictio№20. At the exhibitors’ stands, visitors can see the best novelties of the most diverse literature – artistic, publicistic, scientific and popular science, memoirs, business, reference, etc.
The non / fictio№20 program has over 400 events that will be held non-stop throughout the five days at eight discussion venues, as well as at the participants’ stands.
According to the good tradition of the fair, well-known domestic and foreign prose writers, poets, playwrights, illustrators, translators, literary critics, scientists, filmmakers, travelers, cultural figures and public figures will meet with readers within the framework of the main program events.
In 2018, for the first time in the history of the international fair of intellectual literature, non / fictio№, Italy will be its Honored Guest.
KEY EVENTS OF NON / FICTIO FA20 # 20
“Prize of the book community” – the premium of the fair non / fictio№
Librarian Day – Friday, November 30
Conference “Horizons of expectations” – Saturday, December 1
The International DNA Book Illustrators Program – Saturday and Sunday, December 1-2
THEMATIC SECTIONS OF NON / FICTIO№20 Fair
Children’s program on the site “Territory of Knowledge”
The stands of children’s publishing houses and the Territory of Knowledge site will traditionally be located on the third floor of the Central House of Artists. The curator of the children’s program non / fictio№20 will be the Russian State Children’s Library.
The theme of this year’s children’s program is “VISUAL WORLD OF CHILDHOOD”. The “territory of knowledge” will be divided into five thematic halls. One of them will be devoted to modern Czech illustration. and to other areas of art: cinema, performance, music, theater, photography.
Since in 2018 the winner of the International Prize. For the first time in 42 years, H.C. Andersen became an artist from Russia, Igor Oleynikov, a separate room will be devoted to his new book – the graphic novel Teremok (based on V. Dahl’s fairy tale Mouse-Noryshka).
Illustrations that are not included in the publication will also be shown in this room.
To the 100th anniversary of the great Russian children’s writer and translator Boris Zakhoder, the famous Russian-Finnish artist Alexander Raikhstein will present a large-scale interactive exhibition dedicated to his life and work.
Also, specifically for non / fictio№20, the WGDB together with the best children’s publishing houses, Embassies and cultural centers will prepare an extensive program that includes more than 120 events.
The content of the “Gastronomic book” section, which has existed at the fair since 2013, is by no means exhausted by its name: it covers culinary art, regional studies, travel, cultural studies, and a number of other interesting aspects. The program each year is attended by the authors of popular cookbooks, professional chefs, travelers, restaurateurs, bloggers and other interesting storytellers.
The Antique Book Fair, first held in 2005, is a permanent section of non / fictio№. Despite the fact that the area of antiquarian books remains rather narrow and isolated from other areas of the old art market, the Antique Book Fair did not only survive, but also strengthened its position.
Simultaneously with the non / fictio№18, the Vinyl Club will be held for the 15th time – a fair of vinyl records, CDs, vintage equipment and accessories. Over the past few years, in the last days of November, the Central House of Artist takes not only admirers of quality literature, but also music lovers who collect rare musical documents of the era, many of which are unique.