Special Events

Again this year, the Book Fair’s programme – some 250 events, conferences, meetings and workshops – included important meetings curated by Bologna Children’s Book Fair.

As every year, the BCBF meetings and conferences held at the Authors, Illustrators and Translators Cafés focused on key issues for the international publishing sector.

Much awaited events included: Spotlight on Africa, a look at African publishing, and Childhood on the sidelines on reading-promotion projects in the world’s most ‘difficult’ areas. Then there are the announcements - broadcast live - of the winners of the Hans Christian Andersen Award and the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, as well as the traditional meetings with the Illustrators Exhibition jury and the winner of last year’s International Award for Illustration - BCBF / Fundación SM.

Guests of particular note have been Etgar Keret and Yuval Noah Harari.

Click here to see all the 2022 “Flagship Events”, or see below for a special BCBF event selection.


Monday 21 March 2022

Tuesday 22 March 2022

Wednesday 23 March

Thursday 24 March 2022