The National Book Council is pleased to present the Bulgarian writer Alek Popov who will be the among the special guests of this year’s edition of the Malta Book Festival. His participation will feature in two events – he is one of the guest speakers at the conference on Literature and Totalitarianism and he will also have an event dedicated to himself and his work, where he will be talking to journalist and writer Teodor Reljic about the concerns and themes that inform his work. In this event, the Bulgarian writer will also answer questions from the public and be available for book-signing.
Popov is very well-known in Bulgaria, mainly for his satirical work Mission: London which is a complex parody of the Bulgarian political system, revealing a not-so-well-hidden underbelly of corruption, favouritism, and sheer incompetence. In this brilliant parody, overlaid with multiple plot lines, the delusions of a post-communist country facing assimilation into the fold of capitalist nationhood are brought out powerfully and convincingly.
Scenes from the immensely popular film adaption of the novel will be shown during the interview with the writer, which will be held at Sir Temi Zammit Hall (MCC) on Saturday 12th November at 19:00Hrs.
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