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Welcome to BOOKFEST digital

Welcome to BOOKFEST digital

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Speaker: Juergen Boos, Director
Frankfurter Buchmesse GmbH
and 2 more speakers

Kids

Katja Brandis liest live aus "Seawalkers. Wilde Wellen" + Live-Fragerunde

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Speaker: Katja Brandis, Autorin

Meet Axel Scheffler

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Speaker: Axel Scheffler

Alexander Steffensmeier and Lieselotte

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Speaker: Alexander Steffensmeier

A special Storytime with the United Nations SDG Book Club and “Razia's Ray of Hope”

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Speaker: Elizabeth Suneby

Culture and Superheros - A Conversation with David A. Robertson

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Speaker: David Alexander Robertson

"Die drei Fragezeichen und die Welt der Hörspiele" - A conversation with C.R. Rodenwald

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Speaker: C.R. Rodenwald

Peter Wohlleben talks about his “Peter & Piet”-books

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Speaker: Peter Wohlleben, German forester and author

„Mein Lotta-Leben. Das letzte Eichhorn“

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Speaker: Alice Pantermüller
and one more speaker

Kirsten Boie talks about her “Sommerby”-books

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Speaker: Kirsten Boie, award-winning author of children’s and young adult books

Liz Pichon presents "Shoe Wars"

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Speaker: Liz Pichon

Tessloff and Stefan Heine present the Rätselküche

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Speaker: Stefan Heine
and one more speaker

Reading by Antonia C. Wesseling from her book “Wie viel wiegt mein Leben?”

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Speaker: Antonia C. Wesseling

Live drawing with the Swiss comic artist Nando von Arb

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Speaker: Nando von Arb

From “Lippel’s Dream” to “The Sat”: A Conversation with Paul Maar

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Speaker: Paul Maar
and one more speaker

Chris Bradford und "Samurai - Die Rückkehr des Kriegers"

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Speaker: Chris Bradford

Travel

„Die Klimaschmutzlobby“ - The climate pollution lobby

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Speaker: Susanne Götze
and 2 more speakers

Green matters! A talk on sustainable lifestyle

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Speaker: Mimi Sewalski, Sociologist and CEO of Avocadostore

MARCO POLO Online-Talk

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Speaker: Stefanie Penck
and 3 more speakers

Alexander Sperling "Glashauseffekt"

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Speaker: Alexander Sperling

Live-Talk with Dirk Steffens and Fritz Habekuß

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As a woman traveling alone - in impassable countries

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Speaker: Priska Seisenbacher
and one more speaker

Food

Do women cook differently?

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Speaker: Haya Molcho
and 4 more speakers

Vegan Klischee Ade - Das Kochbuch

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Speaker: Niko Rittenau, University lecturer, seminar leader and speaker
and one more speaker

7 Mal anders - Jamie Oliver presents 7 recipe ideas for your favorite ingredients

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Speaker: Jamie Oliver, Star chef

The “Cat” serves up her favourite family recipes, sprinkled with stories and personal insights.

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Speaker: Daniela Katzenberger

Eating with Africa - My journey through the African kitchens

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Speaker: Maria Schiffer

German Stories

German Bestseller-Authors and their literary starts.

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Speaker: Andreas Eschbach
and 3 more speakers

You don't look gay

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Speaker: Julius Thesing
and one more speaker

Amed Sherwan talks about his book »Kafir. Thank Allah I am an Atheist«

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Speaker: Amed Sherwan , Autor

Jan Weiler

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Speaker: Jan Weiler

Bas Kast: Das Buch eines Sommers. Werde, der du bist

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Speaker: Bas Kast

Zora del Buono talks to Bärbel Schäfer about the heroine of her new novel: her grandmother.

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Speaker: Zora del Buono

Gastländer

The Future Library - A Century Enfolds

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Speaker: Katie Paterson

Covering Georgia

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Speaker: Zurab Karumidze
and 4 more speakers

Ana Roš: Sun and Rain

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Speaker: Ana Roš, The author of Sun and Rain

Art in Crisis

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Speaker: Alenka Zupančič, Author
and 4 more speakers

German Bestsellers

Marko Martin - Die verdrängte Zeit. Vom Verschwinden und Entdecken der Kultur des Ostens.

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Speaker: Marko Martin, German writer and publicist

Olga Grjasnowa: Reading and interview

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Speaker: Olga Gryaznova

Marc-Uwe Kling presents: QualityLand

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Speaker: Marc-Uwe Kling

Wiebke Porombka talks to Ulrike Draesner at the Bücherherbst about her current novel Schwitters.

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Speaker: Ulrike Draesner

Wladimir Kaminer in a Live-Talk about his new book

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Speaker: Wladimir Kaminer

Live Session with Vincent Gross powered by Blick, Switzerland's biggest tabloid newspaper.

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Speaker: Vincent Gross

International

Ibram X. Kendi about »How to Be an Antiracist«

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Speaker: Ibram X Kendi

Seven Kinds of people you find in Bookshops

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Speaker: Shaun Bythell

Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor in conversation with Bärbel Schäfer

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Speaker: Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor, Kenyan writer

Shaun Tan presents "Tales from the Inner City"

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Speaker: Shaun Tan

Against Oblivion - with Héctor Abad, Daniela Abad and Fernando Trueba

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Speaker: Héctor Abad
and 2 more speakers

Adventure

Arved Fuchs: “Das Eis schmilzt” - rethinking climate protection and the economy

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Speaker: Arved Fuchs

Cape to Cape - In record time by bike from the North Cape to South Africa

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Speaker: Jonas Deichmann, Munich extreme athlete

Ahas! Moments of Inspired Thought

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Speaker: John Strelecky
and one more speaker

Fair Wanderlust – All about Green Traveling by the Two German Travel Blogger “Zweidiereisen”

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Speaker: Lisa Kraft
and one more speaker

»In Ringelsocken aufs Dach der Welt« with Julia E. Schultz

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Speaker: Julia E. Schultz

BRIGITTE LIVE with Carmen Korn

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Speaker: Carmen Korn
and 2 more speakers

USA

Edward Snowden

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Speaker: Edward Snowden

Ayad Akhtar in conversation with Daniel Kehlmann

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Speaker: Ayad Akhtar
and one more speaker

Eliot Weinberger

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Speaker: Eliot Weinberger

Exclusiv: Margaret Atwood

Guest of Honour 2021: Canada

Picture Perfect

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Speaker: David Alexander Robertson
and 2 more speakers

Europe is Fun

A journey through European Stories

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Speaker: Matthias Nawrat, Germany
and 13 more speakers

Matt Haig im Gespräch mit seinem Herausgeber Francis Bickmore.

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Speaker: Matt Haig
and one more speaker

William Boyd

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Speaker: William Boyd

Arts project Istanbul/Berlin

From Istanbul, to the world. istanbulberlin

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Speaker: Kaya Genç
and 6 more speakers

Dilek Mayatürk: "Brache"

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Speaker: Dilek Mayatürk

Welcome to BOOKFEST digital

Welcome to BOOKFEST digital

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Speaker: Juergen Boos, Director
Frankfurter Buchmesse GmbH
and 2 more speakers

Fantastic women

Elizabeth Gilbert und Hans Jürgen Balmes, City of Girls

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Speaker: Elizabeth Gilbert, Writer
and one more speaker

Women in Battle #3 Focus Canada/Norway

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Speaker: Jeannine Masika Lukusa
and 7 more speakers

“Made for more”

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Speaker: Dana Schwandt

Petra Morsbach "Der Elefant im ZImmer"

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Speaker: Petra Morsbach

Female activists

She Said: Breaking the Sexual Harassment Story That Helped Ignite a Movement

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Speaker: Jodi Kantor, Investigative reporter with The New York Times
and 2 more speakers

On a Bench - Amelie Fried “Die Spur des Schweigens”

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Speaker: Amelie Fried
and one more speaker

Love & Read – Der Romantasy-Talk von Impress

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Speaker: Valentina Fast, German writer
and 2 more speakers

Benjamin Moser about Susan Sontag

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Speaker: Benjamin Moser

Food

Ross Antony bakes WW (formerly Weight Watchers)

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Speaker: Ross Antony

Meet The Authors from HQ, HarperCollins

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Speaker: Adele Parks
and 2 more speakers

Thrilling: Uri Buri tells of his colourful life and lets us peek into his kitchen

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Speaker: Uri Buri
and one more speaker

Lorena Palombo

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Speaker: Lorena Palombo

7 Mal anders - Jamie Oliver presents 7 recipe ideas for your favorite ingredients

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Speaker: Jamie Oliver, Star chef

Publishing heroes

Roundtable mit Top-Autoren von Amazon Publishing & Kindle Direct Publishing

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Speaker: Ellin Carsta, German writer
and 3 more speakers

“How much regular’s table talk should there be?”

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Speaker: Ijoma Mangold
and 2 more speakers

Sketchnotes for beginners - Learn how to create sketchnotes

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Speaker: Nadine Roßa

Eva Madelung ist talking about her book “ERBEN”

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Speaker: Eva Madelung, German writer

Do we know each other? Mentalist Timon Krause gives us a guide to the knowledge of human nature

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Speaker: Timon Krause, Mind reader, philosopher and trainer in human insight

Buchblog-Award: three winners introduce themselves

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Speaker: Ilke Sayan
and 2 more speakers

Focus Asia

Australian books: More Than Just Grit

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Speaker: Benjamin Law, Author/Facilitator
and 4 more speakers

The New World Order: How the pandemic has changed the course of history forever

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Speaker: Peter Frankopan
and one more speaker

What can European literary institutes do to support the growth of Africa's literary industries?

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Speaker: Jessemusse Cacinda , Moderator
and one more speaker

Karadi Tales

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Speaker: Sheela Preuitt
and one more speaker

Indonesian Children's Book Illustration

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Speaker: Speaker

Theatre of Voice: Four Stories From Taiwan

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Speaker: King Shih Chien, Actor
and 3 more speakers

The Testimony in Salted Rain

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Speaker: Pei-Yun YU , Author
and one more speaker

Focus Asia/Spain

CHEN Qiufan: How Chinese Science Fiction Imagines the Apocalypse

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Speaker: CHEN Qiufan, Chinese science fiction author, columnist and script writer
and 2 more speakers

First German Edition of Jin Yong's "The Legend of the Condor Heroes" (Die Legende der Adlerkrieger)

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Speaker: Karin Betz
and one more speaker

Marina Perezagua

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Speaker: Marina Perezagua

Daniel Innerarity

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Speaker: Daniel Innerarity

International

International LitCam Talks - Canada: Education in times of Covid-19

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Speaker: Stéphane Dion, Ambassador
Canadian Embassy in Germany
and one more speaker

International LitCam Talks - The effects of the Covid-19 crises on the Indian educational system

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Speaker: Brij Kothari, Founder
PlanetRead
and one more speaker

Slavoj Žižek live

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Speaker: Slavoj Žižek

Candice Carty-Williams and Sharmaine Lovegrove talk about "Queenie"

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Speaker: Candice Carty-Williams
and one more speaker

Pulitzer Prize Winner Jeffrey Stewart on the Lasting Impact of Alain Locke

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Speaker: Jeffrey C. Stewart

Zum 700. Todestag des Sommo Poeta stellt die Dante-Alighieri-Gesellschaft „DANTES ITALIEN“ vor.

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Speaker: Prof. Giulio Ferroni

Black Lives Matter

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Speaker: Alicia Garza
and 2 more speakers

Crime

Håkan Nesser live

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Speaker: Håkan Nesser

Searching for the perpetrator: about the beginnings of criminalistics

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Speaker: Uta Seeburg
and one more speaker

STERN CRIME in a talk with Karsten Dusse

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Speaker: Karsten Dusse
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Martin Krist reads from "Niemand wird vergeben"

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Speaker: Martin Krist

The fastest written crime story in the world

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Michaela Kastel with »Ich bin der Sturm« („I am the Storm“)

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Speaker: Michaela Kastel

Focus Brazil/Chile/Nicaragua/Argentina

Raúl Zurita: poetry as the essence of every creation

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Speaker: Raúl Zurita

Centroamérica cuenta¨: How literary festivals contribute to social discourses and cultural dialogues

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Speaker: Sergio Ramirez

Literature translates us

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Speaker: ENCUENTRO Channel

Poetry, Novel and Color

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Speaker: Paulo Scott, Author
and one more speaker

Brazilian Contemporary Literature

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Speaker: Emilio Fraia, Author
and one more speaker

Caipirinha Hour

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Speaker: Vitor Tavares, CEO
Brazilian Book Chamber (CBL)
and 4 more speakers

German times

A star, that bears your name. Lutz Seiler about Berlin in 1990

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Franz Müntefering

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Speaker: Franz Müntefering

Jan Fleischhauer "How dare you!"

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Speaker: Jan Fleischhauer

75 years Süddeutsche Zeitung: SZ authors recommend books from the editorial staff

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Speaker: Gökalp Babayigit
and 17 more speakers

Man - simply ingenious! Understand anatomy even as a non-medical person

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Speaker: Prof. Dr. med. Jens Waschke

Je schauerlicher, desto schöner

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Speaker: Andreas Platthaus , Moderator
and 2 more speakers

Fantastic colors

Two views on female Portuguese literature Dulce Maria Cardoso and Margarida Vale de Gato

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Speaker: Dulce Maria Cardoso
and one more speaker

Education in a digital era with Reclam Hörbücher, the audio books of all relevant literature pieces

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Speaker: Johannes Steck
and 9 more speakers

A passion for the ocean – Science Notes talks with Uli Kunz

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Speaker: Uli Kunz, Marine biologist, explorer and photographer
and one more speaker

Tobias Roth über die "Welt der Renaissance"

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Speaker: Tobias Roth

DJ Tomekk - I live for Hip Hop

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Speaker: DJ Tomekk

Focus Indonesia

Book discussion: Remaking an IP: Old but New

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Speaker: Speaker

Brave New World - Covid and the Arts

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Speaker: Ananth Padmanabhan, CEO
Harper Collins India
and 7 more speakers

Indonesien Comic - Art and Archive

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Speaker: Seno Gumira Ajidarma
and 6 more speakers

Focus India/Taiwan

A multilingual journey across India

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Speaker: Thodur Madabusi Krishna , Vocalist/Writer
and 8 more speakers

Theatre of Voice: Four Stories From Taiwan

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Speaker: King Shih Chien, Actor
and 3 more speakers

The Testimony in Salted Rain

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Speaker: Pei-Yun YU , Author
and one more speaker

The international festival of books at home

Every year in October, culture enthusiasts from all over the world celebrate the BOOKFEST together – the big international cultural festival of Frankfurter Buchmesse.

From bestseller events with world-famous authors* to discussion rounds, workshops and performances. This year, BOOKFEST will take place physically as BOOKFEST city and for the first time virtually as BOOKFEST digital.

On Saturday, 17 October 2020, BOOKFEST digital will broadcast a multi-faceted programme throughout the day. It will present, among others: Elizabeth Gilbert, Margaret Atwood, Ayad Akhtar, Eliot Weinberger, Kirsten Boie, Don Winslow, Olga Grjasnowa, Slavoj Žižek, Håkan Nesser, Jodi Kantor & Megan Twohey, Edward Snowden, Jamie Oliver.

Canada is preparing a series of virtual programme elements that will show the diversity, creativity and uniqueness of the Canadian literary and cultural scene. The future host countries Spain and Slovenia will also be represented in both BOOKFEST programme formats. The former Guest of Honour countries Norway and Georgia will also present famous and popular authors from their countries.

BOOKFEST digital will be livestreamed on YouTube and buchmesse.de – along with selected highlights on Facebook.

All this and much more is possible at BOOKFEST digital

  • Cultural and literary performances
  • Book and technology presentations
  • Discussions on politics and society
  • All that’s new in lifestyle, travel and cooking
  • Music and cooking shows

More live programmes

ARD Book Fair Stage

Weltempfang

Das Blaue Sofa (German)

Frankfurt Conference

Live: 10.00 am - 7.00 pm

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