Book World Prague 2019
25th International Book Fair and Literary Festival Book World Prague 2019
International book fair and literary festival Book World Prague chose Latin America as the guest of honour of its 25th edition this year. From May 9 to 12, 2019, Prague Exhibition Grounds in Holešovice will present the variety of the literary region to the Czech public. To mark the occasion, Prague will host a number of Latin American authors. The brightest of the stars will be Nobel winner Mario Vargas Llosa, a genius speaking many literary voices.
This will be his first visit to the Czech Republic, on the invitation from Book World Prague. The German Nobel Prize-winning author Herta Müller is also set to attend.
Also presenting their works in person will be Bernardo Carvalho, Rodrigo Fresán, Álvaro Enrigue, David Unger, Mariana Enríquez, Bernard Minier, John Banville, Javier Cercas, Robert Menasse and Alain Finkielkraut and other important writers and guests.
The Book World Prague international book fair and literary festival is celebrating a jubilee year. Between 9th and 12th May, it will again welcome supporters of literature to the Prague Holešovice Exhibition Grounds, where for the 25th time it will familiarize them with works and authors from many countries, including the Czech Republic. This year’s main theme is Memory and Reminiscence.
At Book World Prague, literature will go hand in hand with explorations of a broader range of Latin American culture, by way of exhibitions, movie screenings, music and dance programme, workshops and tastings of local cuisine. Thus, Prague Exhibition Grounds will be enlivened by some salsa rhythms and animated with all the colours of Latin America.