The festival was first held in Brno in 2000 and it soon spread to other cities and now takes place also in Ostrava, Wrocław, Košice and Lviv. Two authors are introduced every day – a guest of honour and a local author (Czechs and Slovaks in Brno, Košice and Ostrava, Ukrainians in Lviv and Poles in Wrocław). The guest of honour this year is Spain.
Well-known Czech authors will also be taking part in the events, including Ludvík Němec, Pavel Vilikovský, Petra Soukupová, Ivan Klíma, Michal Habaj, David Zábranský, J. H. Krchovský, Iva Pekárková, Michal Viewegh or this year’s Magnesia Litera-winner, Anna Bolavá.
More information and the complete programme can be found at www.autorskecteni.cz