On the first day of Bookfest 2019 in Bucharest, I had an audience to talk about my book A Stake in Transylvania. This is how much I enjoyed it.
Thanks to Bookfest’s clever photographer…
And at the very end of the day, as a very unexpected bonus, the British Ambassador introduced me to one Klaus Iohannis, President of Romania. And to my great surprise, he recognised me… “Is it possible that I’ve seen you in a documentary?” he asked. “It’s possible,” I replied. Here’s the evidence (the Prez is the tallest in the line-up)
Kids from Class 3 at School 169 check to see how they feature in Dalia’s Pet Detectives, at Bookfest
Booklet Fiction’s cat, who was both Winston and Dalia’s cat Onyx.
Kids from Federico Lorca school learning about Dalia and her pet detectives during Bookfest 2018
Following on from Bucharest’s spring fair Bookfest, I wrote the cover feature for OZB magazine.
I plan to write more, to give an airing to various aspects of Romania’s book world – not just to give readers a better idea of how much value they get for their 40 lei, but to spot opportunities in the publishing world and to highlight good practice and book world stars. What do you think of the article? I’d love to read your candid comments.
‘My’ stand at Booklet Fiction, Bookfest 2018
Cats were the face-painting theme of the day