More than 45,000 peo­ple, 764 pub­lish­ing houses turn Lviv into gi­ant book mar­ket for four days

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of writ­ers, po­ets and crit­ics were in­vited. Aus­tralian-born writer DBC Pierre came to Ukraine to present his book “Lights out in Won­der­land,” trans­lated into Ukrainian.

Cook­ing mas­ter Bo­rys Burda also pre­sented a mas­ter class in one of the Lviv restau­rants. “I am a cook, so I will be cook­ing here and then feed­ing the guests,” he said. “If they eat ev­ery­thing I’ll con­sider it suc­cess­ful.”

Norwegian poet Gustein Bakke came with only a few of his po­ems trans­lated into Ukrainian for the pre­sen­ta­tion, but still got a lot of at­ten­tion. “I expected maybe five or six peo­ple to come, but it’s full,” Bakke says. He talked for about an hour with Ukrainian poet Ostap Slavin­sky in Kny­gar­nya E. Events were held all around the city, in cafes, restau­rants, li­braries, cof­fee houses and book shops.

Not­ing the pop­u­lar­ity of the event, Nor­way’s Bakke says “it seems to be very mean­ing­ful to do things like this in Ukraine.”

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