Orhan Pamuk (2017)
24th International Book Festival Budapest has become one of the most visited of the history of this particular fair. More than 230 Hungarian and foreign exhibitors attended, filling both buildings and some of the open space in front of them. A huge number of visitors lined up in front of the tables where authors such as Orhan Pamuk, Péter Nádas, Gyula Böszörményi, or the Andrzej Sapkowski, Ignacy Karpowicz and Erlend Loe – ever popular amongst the younger readers – were signing their books. The guests of honour countries in 2017 were the Visegrad Four. The Pro Cultura Hungarica prize was handed out for the first time, to Chinese literary translator Yu Tse-min. 18 debuting authors attended the 17th European First Novel Festival, where Judit Szaniszló represented Hungary.