Your Guides Lucy abel Smith
Lucy Abel Smith is an art historian who for many years has run specialist tours to Eastern Europe and the Balkans. She first came to Romania in the early 1980s as lecturer for the British Museum Society and how has a house in RichiĹ&#x;. She wrote Prague - A Guide in 1991. She was encouraged to start this Book Festival by her sister in law Caroline Knox (who originated the successful Boswell Festival in Scotland) and Jessica Douglas Home among others. Willy Schuster
Born and raised in Transylvania, his father a Saxon and mother a Hungarian, Willy became a self taught interpreter in Romanian. As pioneers of the organic farming scene in Romania, Willy and his wife, Lavinia, are well known both here and abroad. They welcome many tourists to their farm for meals or just for a farm tour, talks and/or cheese tastings. They make delicious rose petal jam.
The pocket guide to the first edition of the Transylvanian Book Festival held 5-9 September 2013.