Literature is the soft power of a state

Image result for bulgarian literature The Miscellaneous Being of Literature-Discussion – MOVE.BG

Literature is the soft power of a country and writers are the best ambassadors of Bulgarian culture abroad, the participants in the discussion of MOVE.BG “The Unsuccessful Being of Literature” were categorical, which took place on 26 November at the House of MOVE.BG .

For writers of books and literature

Literature is the soft power of a country and writers are the best ambassadors of Bulgarian culture abroad, the participants in the discussion of MOVE.BG “The Unsuccessful Being of Literature” were categorical, which took place on 26 November at the House of MOVE.BG .

For the love of writing, for the passion for reading, for the responsibility to be a publisher, and to connect a reader with a writer, the debate between criticism and the book spoke Zahari Karabashliev, writer and editor-in-chief of Ciela Publishing House, Manol Peykov, 45 “, Beloslava Dimitrova, poet and journalist, and Pavlina Radoslavova from” I Read “. The questions are asked by Nadezhda Dermendzhieva, writer and coordinator of the MOVE.BG Values ​​Program “Starting Point”.

Manol Peykov – Manager of IC “Janet 45”

“Putting literature among the state priorities, creating a quality of life and injecting meaning into your best ambassadors,” Manol Peykov said in the framework of the discussion. “Bulgaria is the only country in the European Union except the UK, which has no program to support the translation of books in a foreign language,” he said.

Pavlina Radoslavova from “I Read”

Pavlina Radoslavova noted that it is encouraging that increasingly diverse forms of support appear online, which replace the lack of an institutional one.

Beloslava Dimitrova – a poet and journalist

“I wish I could witness this book being important to the state,” said the young poet Beloslava Dimitrova, who has two poetry collections behind her.

Bulgaria is the only EU member state that has not taken the opportunity to reduce the tax on books.

Participants also commented on the effect of VAT on books. It has become clear that Bulgaria is also the only EU member state that has not taken advantage of the opportunity to reduce the tax on books. “These are several million leva – pocket money for one country. They will not remain in the publishing houses, but will be distributed throughout the value chain – writers, translators, booksellers, including readers, “concludes Manol Peykov. Zahari Karabashliev, on his part, concluded: “We have a commitment to both our own world and our own culture. Without Vazov, Yovkov, Zahari Stoyanov we would not have known how our ancestors lived. The book is a fundamental human experience, through which we share values. “