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28th International Book Festival opens in Budapest

Hungarians are a book-loving people, Dutch Ambassador Desiree Bonis said in her address at the 28th International Book Festival that opened in Budapest on Thursday. The Netherlands is guest of honour this year.
29. September 2023 5:54

Hungarians’ love of books is shown by the popularity of the festival, she said.

The festival running until Sunday features several Dutch authors participating at roundtable discussions, book-signing events and other programmes, the ambassador said.

Visitors to the national Dutch stand will offer Hungarian translations of Dutch books and the Dutch edition of Hungarian titles, she noted.

At the opening, Gergely Karacsony, the mayor of Budapest, presented to American sci-fi writer John Scalzi, the festival’s other guest of honour this year, the Grand Award of Budapest.

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