After a few years’ break, the Forum of Slavic Cultures presented itself at the Slovenian Book Fair. A discussion with the Director, Dr. Andrea Rihter, took place in the framework of the programme organised by Serbia, this year’s country “in focus”.
Mladen Vesković, representative of the Serbian Ministry of Culture, long-time friend of the FSK and editor-in-chief of the 100 Slavic Novels collection, spoke to her on the Conversation Station. The two speakers touched upon the beginnings of the Forum, presented its core projects and the main achievements of the Foundation in the almost 20 years of its existence. The discussion also focused on the 20th anniversary, which the Forum is celebrating next year.
When asked what she considers to be the greatest and most important achievement of the FSK, the Director replied, “Certainly our network, the people we have met and connected with, and the friends we have made over the years of cooperation.” She said that this is what makes the work of the FSK different now than it was at the beginning, and it is therefore much easier to face the current and future challenges, despite the many difficulties and trials.
At the stand of this year’s Guest of Honour, visitors could also see Slovenian translations of Serbian authors in the 100 Slavic Novels collection, as well as other FSK books and publications.