Ljudmila Ulickaja (2009)
The sixteenth International Book Festival Budapest was the most successful in the history of the event: The number of 61,000 visitors at the Millenáris in the three and a half days of the Festival beat all previous records. The Guest of Honour country, Romania, presenting a varied programme and 30 authors was received heartily by Hungarian book lovers. As the Festival’s first female Guest of Honour writer, Ljudmila Ulickaja attracted thousands of fans, and there were long queues of visitors waiting to have their books signed by “Prince of Hollywood” Tony Curtis. As in previous years, the largest number of visitors was attracted by the “children’s empire” in the Fogadó building of the Millenáris Park targeting young people and families with small children.