Will relationships survive? Will overly strong women survive? Modern tales for modern children? Does completely waste-free life exist? nlc is preparing these and other similar topics for the annual Margó Literary Festival, which is to be held at the Castle Garden Bazaar on 12 October 2019.

In 2019, André Aciman, Elisabeth Asbrink, Emily M. Danforth, Sissel-Jo Gazan, Kim Leine and Jón Kalman Stefansson are also attending this autumn literary festival. Ferenc Barnás, Attila Bartis, Tibor Bödőcs, László Darvasi, Péter Gárdos, Orsolya Karafiáth, Péter Nádas, Noémi Szécsi and Krisztina Tóth are presenting their new books at Margó Literary Festival and Book Fair at the Castle Garden Bazaar, which is to be closed by András Lovas.

However, “someone” else is to be there: ncl is organising a half-day programme with presentations and panel discussions. Because literature is only partly about writing: thinking is just as important in it. Relationships, the upbringing of children, the future of the Earth and our own future: key issues for all thinkers, including writers, readers and, of course, ncl readers. The programmes taking place in two rooms have been organised around these topics. Because we may love in vain if we do not know how to love well. We may love our partner and children in vain if we do not really understand them. We may love and understand them in vain if we cannot promise them a peaceful future. But all this is in vain if the survival of the Earth is guaranteed for us only until 2050.

Between 10-13 October 2019, all of us will still have the opportunity to redesign ourselves, our everyday life and lifestyle. Dániel Kiss is to inform us about how much time we have left and whether we have to worry about the climate of the Earth. Noémi Orvos-Tóth is to throw light upon what we can hand down to our children. Orsolya Nemes is to talk about whether thinking in generations makes sense. Modern tales, the ADHD phenomenon, the topics of changing gender roles, waste-free life and powerful women who have transformed the world are also to be discussed.

Let’s meet at Margó Festival!