On 16 May, at 16.00, a literary event dedicated to the 130th anniversary of the birth of Yanka Maur will be held in the gallery "Labyrinth”.
Yanka Maur (real name – Ivan Fedorov) is one of the founders of Belarusian children literature, the winner of the State Prize of the BSSR, the honored cultural worker of Belarus. The writer enriched the Belarusian children literature with new themes, original genres, as well as expanded its horizons.
Books written by Yanka Maur are very popular all over the world and they are translated into Russian, Ukrainian and Lithuanian. Some works were published in America, England and other countries.
The National Library of Belarus in cooperation with the State museum of the history of the Belarusian literature invites people to the literary event and the opening of the book exhibition "The wizard of childhood". The exposition contains materials about the life and work of a talented Belarusian writer, introduces to his works. The exhibition will display materials from the State museum of the history of the Belarusian literature: manuscripts, typescripts, notes, photographs of different years, books in Esperanto, books with dedicatory inscriptions for Yanka Maur and his personal belongings.
The National Library of Belarus has prepared an information resource "A virtual journey with Yanka Maur". The project posted on the Library’s website allows users to make an interesting trip to distant countries together with the characters of Yanka Maur’s books. To the anniversary of the writer more than 30 of his works have been digitized and put in an electronic library.
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