Tenth Warsaw Book Fair ended on Sunday

This year the fair's guest of honour was Romania, next year the fair will honour Czech writers. Wojciech Olkuśnik/PAP

Over 800 exhibitors from 27 countries, over 1,000 invited authors and 1,500 events took place during the 10th Warsaw Book Fair, which ended at the PGE National Stadium on Sunday.

The four-day Warsaw Book Fair was an opportunity for visitors to meet the most liked, renowned and awarded writers from all genres of literature, as well as translators, illustrators and people from the world of culture.

The event was attended, among others, by Nobel Prize winner Svetlana Alexievich, Wiesław Myśliwski and Katarzyna Grochola.

Wojciech Chmielarz received, awarded for the first time, the fair's Grand Prix in crime literature for his book "Żmijowisko" (Nest of Vipers).

Meanwhile, the Astrid Lindgren Awards for contemporary children's and youth books were presented to Małgorzata Kur, Krzysztof Kochański, and Katarzyna Ryrych.

This year the fair's guest of honour was Romania, next year the fair will honour Czech writers.