Vilmos Csányi – Hungarian biologist, biochemist, ethologist, university professor, winner of the Széchenyi Prize and Prima Primissima Award, was born in 1935 in Budapest. His main field of research are animal and human behaviour, biological and cultural evolution. His ethological studies on dogs have made him an internationally recognised researcher. In 2009, Science published a report on his research on dogs at the Department of Ethology, acknowledging the emergence of a completely new branch of ethology. In the Canis Major constellation, one of the stars is named after Vilmos Csányi. In recent years, he has been working on fiction. Nine of his works have been published to date by Open Books. Spotlight is a joint series of events organised by Milestone Knowledge Port and Open Books in autumn 2022. The four evenings of the series will feature authors from Open Books, who will be interviewed by a Milestone alumni about their work and their latest books. The collaboration is inspired by the parallels and synergies identified in the work and ambitions of the two organisations.