Thanks to Mr. Pierre Lavi, the books of Mr. Hughes' "Countdown Trilogy" are translating into Hebrew
Patrick Hughes (Zdravko Basarić), Croatian writer, on the left, in the Israeli pavilion at the 2014 Frankfurt Book Fair with Mr. Pierre H. Lavi
Summary. Patrick Hughes (Zdravko Basarić), Croatian writer, had the honor to participate with his Countdown Trilogy in the pavilion of the State of Israel during the largest book fair in the world in Frankfurt (8-10th of October 2014). Thanks to his publisher for global market Mr. Pierre Lavi, the books are translating into Hebrew. The philosophy of Patrick Hughes is condensed in the following words: "Words and bullets kill, but I prefer to create good words rather than bullets. Help me create words of peace for all humanity".
The Countdown Project is cultural project between the State of Israel and the Republic of Croatia,
supported by Croatian Ministry of culture and Israeli Export&International Cooperation Institute
and Division of Cultural and Scientific Affairs of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Patrick Hughes (Zdravko Basarić), Croatian writer, on the left, in front of the Israeli pavilion at the 2014 Frankfurt Book Fair, Pierre Lavi, Israeli publisher for global market (Lavi H.),
Juraj Vrban, investor in the Countdown Project, Galit Soudai-Moscovici, Production Manager for intl. Exhibitions and Moshe Menasheof
The Power of Words
What I Brought Back from the Frankfurt Book Fair
Almost a month ago I was participating at the Frankfurt international book fair for the second time. This time around it was much more exciting. I met people, authors, agents and publishers who shared same dreams and ambitions with me - the will to make a change, a global change and a global difference by using words. For me it is not hard to believe that dreams can become reality. A year ago, for example, I met a Croatian author named Zdravko Basaric. Those of you reading my articles are probably able to recall him under the name of Patrick Hughes who wrote the Trilogy "Countdown". Now, after a year we met again and shared the same stand within a mutual project between the two states, Israel and Croatia, in order to promote his books.
I met people from the entire world and discussed with them the idea I had in mind for a long time, to bring them to join my organization named "Authors without Borders". Just think which impact we would have, all of us, when we stand united and spread our words for a better world, much more peaceful and cultural. And I'm not naive, my friends, words do have enormous impact. Just imagine all of us standing in Stockholm and receiving the Nobel peace prize. Didn’t I inspire you now? Haven’t I given you a good reason to join me?
For me, as an Israeli and Jewish who lives in Jerusalem, seeking for serenity to write books and poems, it's not so hard to appreciate the impact of words and their importance. We should all walk through this path towards a peaceful and cultural world without boundaries.
By dealing with words, I reached out to fascinating authors and publishers from Angola, Brazil, India and more. Suddenly, I realized that we are identical, we are brothers in words and dreams. One day, people from those countries will rise up and take the role of leading the world. Maybe it is their time to move along the well-known super powers and lead all of us to a safe harbour.
I really hope that they will be our colleagues. People, who believe, love and appreciate the written word. So I invite you all to adopt my philosophy which I'm concluding with the following words:
"Words and bullets kill, but I prefer to create good words rather than bullets. Help me create words of peace for all humanity".
Please share this idea with everybody you know and I will be happy to receive your comments through the Wall Street Magazine.
God bless you all.
Pierre H. Lavi
November 10, 2014
Mr. Patrick Hughes (Zdravko Basarić) of Croatia and Mr. Pierre H. Lavi of Israel
The Countdown Trilogy: 1st book Decompression, 2nd book The Temple of Intelligence, 3rd book The Message
At the Israeli pavilion during the Frankfurt Book Fair: the Stand of Lavi P. Enterprises Ltd Publishing house, Israeli-Croatian cultural project
The 3rd book the Message, edition in Hebrew language (place of the story is in the Holy city Jerusalem)
The Countdown project is recognized and supported by Croatian-Israeli Society in Zagreb
Nenad Bach and Patrick Hughes (Zdravko Basarić) in Zagreb 2014.
Formated for CROWN by Darko Žubrinić
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