This year’s May Book Fair in Warsaw has a lot in schedule. In addition to the abundant publishing offer, there will be a wide range of events not only for the adults but also the younger readers: the literary program of the Guest of Honour – Norway, meetings with authors, translators, illustrators, people from the world of culture, discussions, workshops, competitions and exhibitions.
This year’s Guest of Honour is Norway, whose participation is great news for many readers. In Poland, Norwegian literature is cherished and respected thanks to amazing authors, translators and publishers.
Simultaneously with the Book Fair in Warsaw the Comic Book Warsaw Festival will be taking place. Fans of graphic novels will be able to purchase the newest releases of their favourite publications, participate in meet ups with artists they want to interact with and ask for a personalised graphic dedication. For admirers of the crime literature we organised a separate festival – Warsaw Detective Story Festival. During the Competition for the Grand Prix of the Festival, the jury will award best crime publications released in polish. There will also be a possibility to meet up with the laureates during the Book Fair. We also have something prepared for the fans of fantasy! We made sure that they will have an opportunity to meet with the most popular authors of this genre.
An important part of the Book Fair in Warsaw is a Reading Warsaw programme. Throughout the event many meetings with writers will be held. This includes, loved by the public, discussions concerning Warsaw Literary Awards. This year’s Book Fair in Warsaw is surely going to be a treat for non-fiction lovers. During The Reportage Day the audience will have an opportunity to participate in meetings with nominees and laureates of the Ryszard Kapuściński award, founded by the Town Council of the City of Warsaw.
We also have a lot of fun things prepared for our youngest guests. They can go and explore the hottest, newest releases of kid’s and teen’s literature. Apart from that there will be many amusing meetings with creators of this literature genre: writers, translators and illustrators.
The Book Fair in Warsaw will be accompanied by The Fair of Academic and Scientific Book: ACADEMIA on their 15th anniversary. As a part of ACADEMIA Fair we organised a competition for the best academic and scientific book. In this contest we would like to award the best publishers. During the Book Fair in May the guests from the industry, publishers, translators, illustrators, booksellers and librarians will be able to attend many interesting meet ups, debates and workshops.