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Book about the War: New Titles at the 12th Book Arsenal

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The New Titles project has been taking place annually since 2015 in cooperation with the Chytomo media resource and aims at helping readers learn about new book titles, decide on purchases and increase the visibility of Ukrainian publishers.

From May 30 to June 2 in the space of Book Arsenal New Titles will collect the editions published from June 2023 to May 2024 and will be focused on books about the war of any genre, subject or age category. In the space of the festival Titles will be located in section A1 (the left wing of the first floor of the Mystetskyi Arsenal). Important: New Titles in the space of Book Arsenal will be compiled exclusively of the editions presented by publishers and bookstores at the Festival-2024 fair.

An important block of the New Titles project on the Chytomo website is reviews about the war, Chytomo will devote five selections to the books by military servicemen and servicewomen, authors in the Armed Forces of Ukraine. In general, before the start of Book Arsenal, during April-May, a series of 12 materials, which will introduce the most important new titles of the book publishing market over 2023-2024, will be published on the Chytomo website. Literary critics will present their thematic selections: Tetiana Petrenko, Ganna Uliura, Oleh Kotsarev, Anastasia Gerasymova, Bogdana Romantsova, Valentyna Vzdulska, Vitalina Makaryk and others.

After the end of the festival, the books from New Titles in the space of the festival will be sent to the libraries that were destroyed or damaged because of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, within the Unbreakable Libraries program of PEN Ukraine.

International Book Arsenal Festival is an annual project of the Mystetskyi Arsenal, founded in 2011. It is an intellectual event of Ukraine, where the book, literary, visual, musical and theater scenes develop and interact, the important issues of human existence, as well as of society and culture, are raised and explored, encouraging participants and visitors to take a proactive position.

Chytomo is a media about books, reading culture and book publishing. Over 15 years of its activity, the media has provided informational support to more than 1,600 projects, organizations and initiatives that work in the field of literature and book publishing. Chytomo performs the important functions of criticism, informing and the development of the ecosystem.