Book lovers will have the opportunity to meet with 1,000 authors from across the world including literary heavyweights the likes of Nobel Prize laureate Orhan Pamuk and Fernando Aramburu, who penned one of the key books of the past decade in Spain. Also, Polish writers Olga Tokarczuk, Józef Hen and poet Adam Zagajewski will make their appearances at the fair.
This year’s central theme of the event is the anniversary marking 100 years since Poland regained its independence. The topic is to be touched upon in discussions, meetings with authors, history book premieres, displays and child-oriented events, said director of the Warsaw Book Fair Jacek Oryl.
France will be a special guest, with authors including Michel Eltchaninoff, Jean-François Colosimo and comic artists Etienne Willem and Bedu attending the event.
The Warsaw Book Fair will run until 21 May. (aba)