Book Arsenal, Ukraine-based international festival got the award of International Excellence Awards 2019 in London. It became the winner in the Literary Festival category. This is mentioned in the website of Art Arsenal, the organizing authority of the event in Kyiv.
According to the jury of the contest, they were amazed by the multidisciplinary nature of the festival, where various kinds of arts and professional environments cross their ways, but the book still remains in the spotlight.
'This victory is, first of all, the recognition of the Arsenal's team, where every unit pays a lot of effort so that the Book Arsenal is actually this great festival, which combines wide range of arts and keeps the book in focus', said Olesya Ostrovska-Lyuta, the Director General of the Art Arsenal.
Two more book festivals struggled for the award in this category, the International Literature Festival in Utrecht (Netherlands) and the International Literature Festival in Makassar (Indonesia).
Over the past few years, the festivals from Brazil, India and Malaysia became winners of the International Excellence Awards. The contest, started by the London Book Fair and the British Association of Publishers aims to present the leading achievements and innovations in this area.
This year, the Book Arsenal will be taking place in Kyiv on May 22-26.