Hungary, the Guest of honor.
Between May 25th and 29th, from 10.00 to 22.00, authors, publishers, journalists, national and international cultural representatives, politicians, people of all ages will together celebrate The BOOK. The international Book Fair “Bookfest 2011” will be held under the high auspices of the Romanian Ministry of Culture and National Patrimony, with the essential support of the Hungarian Ministry of National Resouces, the Hungarian Publishers Federation and the Hungarian Cultural Center in Bucharest. The visitors will have free access at the fair organized at Exhibitions Centre Bucharest. As Romania and Hungary share a long tradition of cultural dialogue, Bookfest 2011 aims to bring in the spotlight the rich cultural heritage of Hungary and encourage the Romanian readers to discover it into more depth.
The Hungarian authors whose presence has been confirmed are: Péter Esterházy, Ádám Bodor, Péter Nádas, Attila Bartis. The well known literary translator Anamaria Pop will kindly accompany them. Gábor Csordás, Gabriella Koszta, András Forgách, Márta Józsa, Anikó Fázsy, Mihály Lakatos, and József P. Korossi are also being expected to attend. They will enter into literary dialogues with their Romanian colleagues: Mircea Cartarescu, Gabriela Adamesteanu, Denisa Comanescu, Alex Stefanescu, Carmen Musat, Iulia Popovici, Florian Filip. Some remarkable artists will be on the stage of „Bookfest“: Mircea Tiberian – famous jazz piano player, Mike Godoroja & the Blue Spirits, Taxi pop-rock band, Poesi sfolk music band, Three for Helen jazz band composed of very young but talented artists.
The Masca Theatre, exceptionally managed and directed by the well known Romanian actor Mihai Malaimare, will perform a series of theatrical shows at Bookfest: Return of the Guardians, Ex Libris, Human Stupidity, as well as a Living Museum of actors impersonating living statues. The library mice’s club, area dedicated to the young readers in C5 pavilion, will be waiting for its long time or more recent friends offering very interesting creative and educational activities.