Starting on Friday May 17 and lasting until May 21st the Hay Festival hits Budapest, Hungary featuring international authors, musicians, and other artists. Scheduled events at the Petőfi Museum of Literature, the Central European University (CEU), and Akvárium Klub promise residents and visitors to Budapest rewarding art and entertainment.
Headlining the start of the week’s events, American novelist Nicole Krauss will be on hand to present her latest novel, Great House. To open the second Hay Festival Budapest, Karla Wursterová, Executive Director of the International Visegrad Fund in Bratislava, Slovakia, will discuss with Péter Balázs, Director of the CEU Center of EU Enlargement Studies and former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Hungary and Michal Černý, Director of the Czech Center in Budapest, key issues surrounding Central European states.
Also included in this year’s program are; Péter Esterházy, one of the most widely-known contemporary Hungarian writers, Spanish philosopher Fernando Savater, Anglo/Hungarian poet and translator George Szirtes, Dutch novelist Jaap Scholten, French architect Odile Decq, Marcus du Sautoy, Professor of Mathematics at Oxford University, Germaine Greer and American journalist and Watergate hero Carl Bernstein.
For more information on the fest please visit the links above or contact: +44 1497 821 217