Gender Equality – Theme at the Book Fair 2019
In 1919, Sweden’s Parliament (Sveriges riksdag) voted to pass universal suffrage. The Book Fair’s coming Gender Equality theme relates to the centennial thereof and will take a look into the future. A number of international authors, journalists and researchers, but also musicians and entrepreneurs, will be invited to the 2019 Book Fair. The Syrian author Samar Yazbek has already been set as a guest at the Book Fair.
“Gender equality is one of our time’s great social justice issues. By undertaking this theme, we create the conditions for a broadened and deepened dialogue on gender equality. We particularly look forward to gaining new perspectives on these issues with international guests on location”, Oskar Ekström, Program Director at the Göteborg Book Fair, says.