The Tokaj Writers' Convention will be held between 10-12 August this year for the 32nd time in the north-eastern town, located on the banks of the rivers Bodrog and Tisza. Entitled "Hungarian Literature in Europe: Translation, distribution, reception", the convention will bring together Hungarian writers and poets as well as their translators from EU member states to discuss new ways to promote Hungarian literature worldwide.
A total of 29 museums and public collections will be open from 6 pm on Saturday to early morning Sunday in Budapest. This will be the third annual Night of Museums, held on the Saturday closest to Midsummer Night. Public collections outside Budapest are expected to join the event next year.
Hungary is being introduced as the special guest country at this year's festival in Baden-Baden between the 18th and 27th of June. The event includes book displays, concerts, a talk-show and wine-tasting, as well as a competition for shops displaying Hungarian goods in their windows.
Three Hungarian novels have been selected by UNESCO to be recommended on the organization's website to publishers and potential sponsors for translation: Aranysárkány (Golden Dragon) by Dezso Kosztolányi , Hollóido (Time of the Crow) by István Szilágyi and Napraforgó (Sunflower) by Gyula Krúdy.