Armenia to be a special guest at 28th Moscow International Book Fair

Armenia will be a special guest at the 28th Moscow International Book Fair along with Serbia and Iran, TASS reports.

Armenia will present books dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide – the “The Sandcastle Girls” by Chris Bohjalian, “The Book of Whispers” by Varujan Vosganian, “Letters to the World” by Bogdan Gembarsky and others.

“The Land Speaks” – a collection of works by 10 martyred writers will also be on display at the Armenian booth.

The event will be held from September 2-6 and will feature 400 Russian and foreign publishing houses.

Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS