Buch Wien 22    Austria’s biggest festival of books and knowledge has opened!  🇧🇷  LCM literature

Buch Wien 22 Austria’s biggest festival of books and knowledge has opened! 🇧🇷 LCM literature

Vienna (OTS) – Today, Wednesday, November 23, the 15th edition of the Buch Wien was published in the presence of the president of the main Austrian book trade association, Benedikt Föger, the secretary of state Andrea Mayer and the councilor Veronika Kaup- Hasler, as well as in the presence of numerous political and diplomatic representatives: interior opened ceremoniously.

The speech entitled “Where is Europe going?” was carried out by political scientist Herfried Münkler.

Following the ceremony, the Long Night of Books with exciting onstage talks, panel discussions and the Vienna Poetry Slam book provided an impressive start for Buch Wien.

Until Sunday, November 27th, the exhibition center will once again be the center for exchanging looks and inspiration. More than 470 exhibitors from 28 countries, six stages on the exhibition grounds and more than 400 events guarantee an entertaining programme.
Big names in local and international literature, as well as countless crowd favorites, can be seen live with their new releases on stages and at book signings.
Furthermore, as part of numerous Book Vienna debates, renowned experts in politics, business and culture will hold current, controversial and passionate discussions that will propel beyond Book Vienna Week.

Quotes at the opening of the book Vienna 22:

“Buch Wien has become one of the most important German-speaking book fairs, in particular the most flexible, modern and most interesting fair for visitors and exhibitors. Nowhere else is the exchange between publishers, booksellers, authors and readers as intense as in Buch Wien, the place of literature, knowledge and information.” Benedikt Föger, President of the Main Association of the Austrian Book Trade

“Book fairs like Buch Wien are special and irreplaceable. They are public places of communication and markets for ideas, conceptions and stories. They put authors and their books in the media spotlight. They generate publicity for culture and knowledge – and above all, of course, for literature. Books are the opposite of those reality makers who reject reality and Internet communication and treat facts as if they were mere opinions. Books have no followers. Books have readers,” said Secretary of State for Art and Culture, Andrea Mayer, in her opening speech.

“The aim of Buch Wien is clear: with our numerous events we want to send a strong signal against the increasing spread of disinformation and we always strive to make fact-based knowledge easily accessible to our visitors. The numerous renowned journalists who consciously prepare and critically moderate our 402 events make a special contribution to the success of this claim,” explains Patrick Zöhrer, managing director of Buch Wien

More information about the full Buch Wien 22 program can be found at: buchwien.at/program.

Press photos are published regularly on: buchwien.at/presse/

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