Literature Night 2023

Literature Night aims to promote contemporary literature and reading. Participating cultural institutions select authors and literary texts related to a certain topic and actors read out excerpts from these books. The venues are unique places, otherwise not always available to the public. The programme is organised by EUNIC Hungary.

For three nights this year, the literary event will feature actors reading excerpts from authors from 27 countries in special venues that are not literary or well-known. The topic this year: Footprints.

The readings will take place from 7–9 June 2023 in Budapest and from 15–17 June 2023 in Debrecen. The programme is in Hungarian.

Actors sitting in dimmed room and reading from book.


Max Porter (1981) British author


Grief is the Thing with Feathers (2015)

Translated by Benedek Totth


Budapest: Budapest Zoo, 8 June 2023, Zsombor Ertl (Víg Theatre)

Debrecen: DEMKI-Downtown Creative Workshop Courtyard, 16 June 2023, István Papp (Csokonai Theatre)

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