Petőfi Literary Museum, 10:00 am
Conference of Book Publishers
The chances of contemporary literature in Europe
Publishers participating: Rowohlt, Suhrkamp, Ullstein/Claassen (Germany), Gallimard, Acte Sud (France), WAB, Czarne (Poland), Novoje Lityeraturnoje Obozrenyije (Russia), Fraktura (Croatia), Belletrina (Slovenia), El Acantilado/Quaderns Crema (Spain), Svante Weyler Bokförlag (Sweden), Magvető (Hungary)
Representatives of a dozen renowned European publishers are meeting within the frame of the Budapest Spring Festival. As their programmes and authors indicate, they are all committed to fostering the cause of contemporary quality literature, including books by leading Hungarian writers. The meeting will provide an excellent opportunity for the directors and senior editors to exchange experiences and information on how the works of authors of quality literature can be brought to the readers of other countries, on what themes and works can be expected to attract interest in their own countries and what we can do for the success of these works. A meeting of this kind is certain to have a lasting and positive influence both on the chances abroad of contemporary Hungarian literature and on the cause of our common European literature.