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13th April, 2017

Book festival starts next week

Titles from about 150 exhibitors and 28 countries will be represented at the 24th Budapest International Book Festival on April 20-23 at the Millenaris centre.

Nearly 500 book presentations, signings, meetings of writers and readers, concerts and exhibitions will be arranged, Hungarian Book Publishers and Distributors Society president Sandor Andras Kocsis told a Wednesday press conference.

This year's guest of honour will be 2006 Nobel Prize winner Orhan Pamuk.

Helikon Kiado will publish a Hungarian translation of the world-renowned Turkish authorís first novel, Cevdet Bey and His Sons, originally published in 1982.

Guest of honour countries will be the Visegrad countries Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic. (museum.hu; origo.hu)

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