International Book Festival Budapest

The guest of honour this year is Orhan Pamuk

MH – 2017.04.21. 15:20 –

International Book Festival Budapest, held for the 24th time in 2017, is a recognized event of the international world of books, as one of the important professional and intellectual forums of the region. The Book Festival awaits its visitors at Millenáris, which provides a rich cultural milieu, a modern atmosphere, an even smarter exhibition area and very good accessibility.

The 24th International Book Festival Budapest to be held between 20–23 April, 2017.

International Book Festival Budapest traditionally invites the most renowned authors of the world. Award ceremony of Budapest Grand Prize and the on-stage conversation with the prize-winner will be a special event of the upcoming Book Festival.  The guest of honour this year is Orhan Pamuk Nobel Prize winner of 2006 was born in Istanbul in 1952. He is the most reknowned, world-famous contemporary Turkish writer, and he still calls Istanbul his home. 

After the highly successful Guest of Honour presentations of Poland, the Czech Republic, Italy, France, Germany, Russia, Spain, Canada, China, Romania, Israel, the European Union, the Nordic Countries and Turkey the highlight fell on Slovakia to introduce the literature and the publishing industry of the country in 2016. In 2017, apropos of the upcoming Hungarian presidency of the Visegrad Group, our partner countries, Poland, the Czech Republic and Slovakia will be jointly introduced.

International Book Festival Budapest hosts about 100 authors from 25 countries, more than 400 Hungarian authors, scientists, and artists and offers a wide range of cultural programs, such as meetings with authors, signings sessions, book premiers and presentations, roundtable discussions, concerts, theatre performances, exhibitions and films.