Bratislava Book Festival or BRaK is a celebration of beautiful books. In the second half of May in the capital of Slovakia it presents the best of production of writers, illustrators, book graphicians and typographers from Slovakia and surrounding countries.
Taking place May 17th to 20th
back again in renewed Pisztory Palace in the city centre
, tenths of independent publishing houses from Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Ukraine will present their work – besides there is also a manifold accompanying programe. Many book industry entities will take part in the event, including numerous Central European
publishing houses, bookstores, libraries, writers' organizations, and cultural institutions
There are many readings, author meetings, exhibitions and discussions, theater productions and workshops taking place in the theatre. A lot of different genres will be presented – fiction, poetry, drama, non-ficition and art critisism, comic books and books for children.
Foreign guests include David Grossman, Reinhard Kleist, Laurent Moreau, Luigi Serafini, Liao I-wu, Gonçalo M. Tavares, Hassan Blásim, Anne-Margot Ramstein, Tereza Říčanová and many more. You will also have a chance to meet with illustrators and their new works, so if you are near Bratislava
the second half of May, do not hesitate to visit this great festival.
Bratislava Book Festival