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 over 400 seminars, the Book Fair seminar program will treat visitors to a myriad of voices, meetings with authors and literary experiences.
Among the many international names visitors at the 2017 fair were writers like Arundhati Roy, Val McDermid, Sophie Kinsella, Eka Kurniawan, Frances Hardinge, Kitty Crowther and Jenny Colgan, former German president Joachim Gauck, terrorism expert Loretta Napoleoni, philosopher Ágnes Heller, Syrian journalist Samar Yazbek, and British historians Catherine Merridale and Peter Frankopan.