Lviv BookForum & Hay Festival

“Our 29th Lviv BookForum will tell our story to the world. We wish to illuminate what is happening in Ukraine and why. And we explain it with the help of culture. We also want to show the Ukrainian audience how the artists around the globe stand with us in solidarity, that Ukrainian authors and their voices are needed and valued more than ever. We could not do this without the support of Hay Festival. The authors who will come to Lviv and join us online are people who understand: their actions are a manifestation of strength and fight for Ukraine and, foremost, for a democratic world. This festival is another proof that Ukraine will win – with its own efforts and the efforts of colleagues, partners, and friends from all over the world” - Lviv BookForum curator and translator Sofia Cheliak.

Lviv BookForum took place 6–9 October with all events available free-to-view. Mixing acclaimed Ukrainian writers with world-renowned literary figures, the co-curated programme shared essential stories and facilitated a global conversation around the biggest questions of our time. Part of the UK/Ukraine Season of Culture devised jointly by the British Council and the Ukrainian Institute.

US Aid
British Council
Ukrainian Institute
UK Ukraine Season
Zinc Network
Open Society Foundations