Hungarian writers including Géza Röhrig and Krisztina Tóth are present at two literary events in Krakow this week, the Conrad Fest and the 20th Krakow International Book Fair.
Hungarian writers will be guesting at two literary events in Krakow this week: Géza Röhrig and Krisztina Tóth will be taking part in the 8th Conrad Festival, while several other Hungarian writers (among them János Háy, Lajos Grendel and István Kovács) will be presenting their work at the 20th Krakow International Book Fair.
The week-long Conrad Festival, which started on Monday, will have more than a 100 literary and cultural events, and includes such guests as the Pulitzer prize-winning American author Michael Cunningham and two winner of the Man Booker: Richard Flanagan and Eleanor Catton.
Géza Röhrig will be talking about his book, ‘The Rebbe’s plucked parrot’, which has been translated into Polish; there will also be a screening of the Oscar-winning Son of Saul, in which he starred. Krisztina Tóth will be in conversation with the Polish author Joanna Bator on Friday in the National Museum.
A number of Hungarian writers will also be taking part in the three-day Krakow International Book Fair, which starts of Thursday. The Hungarian stand, in the framework of the Year of Hungary in Poland, will have the new Polish translation of Szilárd Borbély’s The Dispossessed.