I read and I become free – 21st International Book Fair in Krakow
This October, bookworms will unite at EXPO Kraków over an extensive selection of written material, exhibits, workshops, panels, and meetings with writers. The Book Fair in Krakow is currently the largest publishing trade show in Poland and a renowned media event. The 21st edition will take place fromThursday (26.10.2017) to Sunday (29.10.2017) in EXPO Kraków. This year’s meetings are held under the banner of freedom, with the words of the Portuguese author Fernando Pessoa “I read and I become free” as the motto.
Last year’s anniversary edition struck several new records: over 700 exhibitors from 25 countries, 759 authors from Poland and abroad and around 68,000 visitors. And each year the numbers of readers, authors and guests keep growing.
This year’s guest of honour will be France, with publishers, authors, poets and illustrators arriving from the land of Molière, Proust and Houellebecq. The accompanying program will include literary events and meetings with authors and translators, prepared by numerous institutions and publishing houses promoting French literature in Poland. The majority of publishers will bring their latest titles and their most popular authors.
EXPO Kraków welcomes guests including Katarzyna Bonda, Fr. Adam Boniecki, Prof. Jerzy Bralczyk, Arlette Cousture, Jakub Ćwiek, Daniel de Latour, Jacek Dukaj, Katarzyna Grochola, Cezary Harasimowicz, Jan Hartman, Sylwia Chutnik, Marek Kamiński, Grzegorz Kasdepke, Leon Knabit, Marek Krajewski, Camilla Läckberg, Roma Ligocka, Andrzej Maleszka, Jakub Małecki, Remigiusz Mróz, Łukasz Orbitowski, Beata Pawlikowska, Olga Tokarczuk, Michał Rusinek, Tomasz Samojlik, Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt, Tomasz Sekielski, Vincent V. Severski, Szczepan Twardoch, Krzysztof Varga, Adam Wajrak, Janusz Leon Wiśniewski and Adam Zagajewski. Pop into the Authors’ Zone at the weekend for autographs and selfies with your favourite writers. As ever, there will be salons of children’s and young adult literature, new media, graphic novels, and academic, scientific and religious publishers.
This year also marks the 20th anniversary of the Jan Długosz Contest, awarding prizes for best popular science books. This Krakow-based initiative contributes to promoting serious and important books, publications that are valued within the academic community, with winners receiving a statuette designed byProfessor Chromy. The Jan Dlugosz Contest is a tremendous opportunity for works from the broadly understood humanistic fields written by Polish authors and published in our country. The current edition of the competition is for books published in 2016. From among the works submitted by publishers (by the submission deadline of May 31, 2017), a jury nominated ten volumes for the Jan Dlugosz Prize. The winners will be announced during the aword ceremony scheduled for October 26th.
26.10. 10:00 am-5:00 pm
27-28.10. 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
29.10. 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Normal ticket: 8 zł
Reduced ticket: 6 zł (students)
Four days ticket: 21 zł
Holders of Fair in Krakow VIP cards - free entrance (parking not included)
Chldren to 7 years, retirees - free entrance
The ticket allows you to do a one-time entrance to the Fair.
Katarzyna Popieluch-Kmiecik, Project Manager of International Book Fair in Krakow® – mob. 501 691 232
Łukasz Dziedzic, Spokesman of Targi w Krakowie Sp. z o.o. – mob. 660 443 980