The Budapest International Book Festival, which will be held for the 28th time this year, is a noted event of the international book world, a defining professional and cultural forum of the region.
This year's Festival awaits its visitors with 140 exhibitors and more than 40 foreign authors at the Millenáris - in the Park, buildings B (Great Hall) and D (Glass Hall), Europa Point and the National Dance Theater. In addition to popularizing children's books and reading, there will be a separate section for children - called Gyerek(b)irodalom (Children’s Lit Kingdom) - awaiting family visitors in building D, with a wide variety of programs.
The guest of honour of this year's Festival is the popular American science fiction writer - John Scalzi, who will receive the Budapest Grand Pize from the Mayor of Budapest.
This year, we welcome the Netherlands as the guest of honour country.