We have teamed up with Goga Publishing to spice up the journey with some good fiction.
Soon you will be able to read some really cool books included in the vans :)
Goga publishes mostly contemporary novels (both Slovene and in translation), but also poetry, short prose, and essays. Among Goga’s authors are many of Slovenia’s most esteemed, awarded, and translated writers. Among them is Tadej Golob (1967), a unique and widely read author. The Lake was the first title in the author’s highly successful crime series that put Slovene crime fiction on the map of world literature and wiped out translations from local best-seller lists. You will find the first two titles the series, The Lake and Lenin Park, in some of our vans.
Reading The Lake might even inspire you to stop at certain locations along the way – Lake Bohinj is definitely one of them. You might find it fascinating that the most famous corpse in Slovene literature was discovered right at that very beautiful stop, that you won’t want to miss. How about reading a book in our Van Village? :)
Lenin Park, on the other hand, leads you into a small park in the centre of Ljubljana. Ljubljana is sweltering in a heat wave, a new government is being set up in Slovenia after recent elections, and …
Discover Slovenia through literature!
The translation of Lenin Park was co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.
POETS ON THE GO
If you are not a huge fan of crime fiction, maybe you will enjoy the singular epic The Doors of No Return by Boris A. Novak. Boris A. Novak is considered the foremost master of poetic language in Slovenia, having written in countless poetic forms – including several he invented himself – and famous for his maxim “in poetry, sound signifies, and reason resonates”.
THERE IS MORE …
Want to get only a quick taste of Slovenian literature? Pick up one of the books from the Goga Short series. You will find quite a selection to choose from and the short stories might be just the right thing to pick up and read when renting just for few days.
Just like Balkan Campers invite you to discover the Balkans, so does Goga’s project Reading Balkans. Reading Balkans promotes authors from Southeast Europe, strengthens cooperation between publishing professionals from Southeast Europe and their international counterparts, and fosters writers’ cross-border mobility. The project emphasizes the importance of cross-cultural dialogue to fight nationalism and intolerance.
Enjoy the ride and books and don’t forget to take photos along the way and tag us: @balkancampers @zalozba_goga