Friday, April 23, 2010

Torrie Creator in Macedonia!

April 12-14, K.V. (Krista) Johansen was a guest of the 22nd International Book Fair in Skopje, Macedonia, where she took part in a number of literary events, including the launch of the Macedonian translation (Vermilion, 2010) of her children’s novel Torrie and the Snake-Prince (Annick Press, 2007).

Above, author K.V. Johansen (left) with Vermilion Books publisher Zoran Poposki at the Skopje Book Fair.

Krista also received the Ana Frank Literary Award (congratulations, Krista!), read to a group of children at a Skopje library, participated in a panel discussion on fantasy literature in Canada and Macedonia with Prof. Vlada Uroševi and Prof. Lidija Lapusevska–Drakulevska as part of a Day of Canadian Culture organized by the Canadian Embassy in Belgrade, and addressed a literature class at a Skopje university that had been studying her short story “The Inexorable Tide”, from her collection The Storyteller and Other Tales.

The complete travel log of the tour is at K.V. Johansen’s website

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