Hungary to be guest of honour at Taipei Intl Book Fair
The fair is the second largest literary event in Asia and the fourth largest such event in the world that last year featured 700 publishing houses from 70 countries, Istvan Ijgyarto told a press conference.
There will be ten Hungarian publishing houses presenting classic and contemporary works at the fair, Judit Hammerstein, the director general of the Hungarian cultural Balassi Institute, said.
Three Hungarian writers, Peter Gardos, Gyorgy Dragoman and Zsofia Mautner will present their own works to visitors, she said. The Hungarian stand will also present programmes promoting Budapest, major tourist hot-spot Lake Balaton, Hungarian gastronomy, folk music and folk art, she added.
Programmes include a lecture by historian Janos Hovari about 18th century Hungarian explorer Moric Benyovszky who visited Taiwan in 1771.