Honourable guests of this year’s forum are British lawyer Philippe Sands, author of East West Street: On the Origins of Genocide and Crimes against Humanity. Another one is British neurosurgeon and philanthropist Henry Marsh, author of a widely acclaimed memoir Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death and Brain Surgery, who published a new memoir this year, Admissions: a life in brain surgery. The organizers are also expecting Polish journalist and writer Hanna Krall, who is the author of a novel about Warsaw ghetto Shielding the Flame.
Special guests of the September forum are Karl-Markus Gauß (Austria), Peter H. Fogtdal (Denmark), Jelle Reumer (the Netherlands), Jan Wagner (Germany), Witold Szabłowski (Poland), Ziemowit Szczerek (Poland), Dubravka Ugrešić (Croatia, the Netherlands), Catalin Dorian Florescu (Switzerland) and 50 more authors from 25 countries.
“The topic for this 24th forum is Point of Creation. Lviv Publishers’ forum from the very beginning was the place where something new was being created: books and publishers, texts and authors, values and meanings. Now the world is changed and we all are trying to understand this time in which we live together, to become a Point of Creaton for future,” Oleksandra Koval, forum’s Head of the Board.
In 5 days of the forum, the organizers are planning over 1,000 cultural and educational events on 40 locations in Lviv. Moreover, this year 15 thematic discussion clusters and special projects are awaiting the visitors this year.