18th edition of the Book Fair 2016 in Pristina attended part about 100 publishing houses from Kosovo, Albania and Macedonia wich was presented with 1,200 new titles and 4,500 titles of recent years. The fair was open on June 7 and it welcomed the Deputy Minister of Culture of Albania, Zef Çuni, Prime Minister of Kosovo, Isa Mustafa.
The fair was visited by 38,000 visitors, students, citizens and eminent personalities from academic, literary, political and intellectual who became the part of the activities, promotions of the books.
The last day of the fair coincided with the prizes where the novel ” Përcaktimi i dashurisë së Marie Gjonit (The definition of Marie Johns love)”,of Veton Surroi was awarded with “Author of the Year 2016” prize.
price for best author – Xheni Dorny,
career prize – Noel Malkolm.
price for the best poetry book – Viola Isufaj for (Adamah)
price for best novel – Mehmet Kraja for“E zezja dhe e kuqja”(The black and the red)
price for the best book in the genre of criticism, journalism – Nehat Islamin “Një adresë në Bukuresht”, (An address in Bucharest)
Best translator – Elbi Siboa,
author of the best writing for children – Avdi Shala
In this year, was new entry the price for the most visited stand of publishing house “Dituria”, from Tirana, while the price “Fair friend,” went to Musa Ramdani.