Margó Festival of Literature and Book Fair

Margó Festival is one of the most significant literary forums in Hungary today. It brings together authors, writers, poets, and a broad variety of audiences. Since its launch in 2011, Margó has organised 12 festivals with an ever-increasing variety of programmes and sell-out events.

Festivals take place twice a year, in spring and autumn, offering over seventy public readings, panel discussions, debate sessions, and lectures in the course of four days. Alongside contemporary Hungarian authors, the autumn festival focuses on contemporary writers from all over the world. Festival events run parallel with a book fair, and literary events are supplemented by concerts and theatre shows. The autumn festival also hosts the award ceremony of Margó Prize, awarded yearly to the best volume of prose fiction in order to support young writers at the start of their career.  

The Festivals of 2019:


Looking back at 2018: