A celebration for book lovers

The seminar program is the heart of the Fair

The four days of the Book Fair are filled with literary talks, readings, and discussions and debates on almost every conceivable topic. Offering around 300 seminars, the Book Fair seminar program will treat visitors to a myriad of voices, meetings with authors and literary experiences.

Already confirmed for the 2018 Book Fair are American crime writer Donna Leon, British novelist Maggie O’Farrell, Russian-American journalist Masha Gessen, bestselling author of romance Sarah Morgan, Irish writer Colm Tóibín, and Saudi Arabian women’s rights activist Manal al-Sharif.

The full program will be presented in June.

Read the 2017 seminar program

22 Nobel laureates

Several Nobel laureates have participated in the seminar program: Svetlana Aleksijevitj, Willy Brandt, Joseph Brodsky, Arvid Carlsson, Shirin Ebadi, Dario Fo, Nadine Gordimer, Günter Grass, Seamus Heaney, Imre Kertész, Doris Lessing, Herta Müller, Kenzaburo Oe, Orhan Pamuk, José Saramago, Isaac B. Singer, Wole Soyinka, Tomas Tranströmer, Desmond Tutu, Derek Walcott, Mario Vargas Llosa, Elie Wiesel.

Several Nobel laureates have participated in the seminar program: Svetlana Aleksijevitj, Willy Brandt, Joseph Brodsky, Arvid Carlsson, Shirin Ebadi, Dario Fo, Nadine Gordimer, Günter Grass, Seamus Heaney, Imre Kertész, Doris Lessing, Herta Müller, Kenzaburo Oe, Orhan Pamuk, José Saramago, Isaac B. Singer, Wole Soyinka, Tomas Tranströmer, Desmond Tutu, Derek Walcott, Mario Vargas Llosa, Elie Wiesel.

1989 2010

Nadine Gordimer

1988 1990 1996 2000

Tomas Tranströmer

1993 2008 2011 2016

Herta Müller

1995 2005 2006

Orhan Pamuk

Dario Fo

2005

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