PesText in English


What is PesText?


Have you ever thought about what your life would be like without literary translators? Not really, right? Just step to your bookshelf and see what would be missing if they weren’t translated. Stendhal, Dostoyevsky, Ottlik, Kundera or Knausgård for sure, but we need them as much as Shakespeare, Hemingway, Virginia Woolf, Philip Roth or Updike. Without literary translation love stories, wars, tragedies and comedies would be missing not only from our bookshelves, but also from our lives.

PesText Festival brings international literature to Budapest in a new context. Here you’ll find intellectual relaxation with plenty of discussions; mental adventure, hardcore literature and exciting artistic programs.


See you in Budapest in the autumn of 2022!