Kyiv's Mystetsky Arsenal museum hosted a four-day international book festival for the second time. One of Ukraine's top literary events, the forum welcomed publishers and book lovers of different ages. There were thousands of books and much more. Organizers prepared the tight program containing more than 150 events, including talks with Ukrainian and foreign writers, literary workshops, discussions and concerts. This year's guests of honor were three well-known European authors – Italy's Alessandro Baricco, Austria's Josef Winkler and Gerard de Cortanze from France – all warmly welcomed by the Ukrainian audience. But other participants could not complain about a lack of attention. According to preliminary figures, the number of visitors reached some 40 thousand people.
Story by Olena Goncharova