Budapest, April 22 (MTI) – This year’s Budapest International Book Festival will premiere the Hungarian editions of titles by four eminent Polish authors.
The festival will launch the Hungarian-language edition of Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe 1944-1956 by Pulitzer Prize-winning Polish-American author Anne Applebaum, a former editor of The Economist and The Washington Post, who depicts how the Soviet Union took over central and eastern European countries after WWII, based on extensive research in Russian and central and eastern European secret services’ archives. The author will meet the public at the fair on April 26 at 10.30am.
The Night of Troubled Souls, a cult book of Polish underground culture by Igor Ostachowicz will also be presented by the author on April 26, at 1pm.
Paying tribute to the 70th anniversary of the Holocaust, the festival will launch in Hungarian the title Bread for the Undeparted by Bogdan Wojdowski.
The fourth is young author Patrycja Pustkowiak’s Night Animals, about a young girl and her adventures in nighttime Warsaw.
The book festival and fair will be held on April 24-27.