Warsaw Book Fair opens
PR dla Zagranicy
Over 800 exhibitors from 32 countries will take part in the ninth Warsaw Book Fair opening at the Polish capital's National Stadium on Thursday.
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Book lovers will have the opportunity to meet with 1,000 authors from across the world, including literary heavyweights such as 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 and Józef Hen and poet Adam Zagajewski will make their appearances at the fair.
The central theme of this year's event is the 100th anniversary of Poland regaining its independence. The topic is to be touched upon in discussions, meetings with authors, book launches, displays and child-oriented events, said the director of the Warsaw Book Fair, Jacek Oryl.
France is a special guest country at this year's show, 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 May 21. (aba/gs)