BOOKFEST digital – worldwide
On the Saturday of the fair, 17 October 2020, for the first time the whole world can celebrate BOOKFEST. You won't want to miss it.
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.
BOOKFEST digital will broadcast a multi-faceted programme on Saturday, 17 October 2020, from 10 in the morning to 10 in the evening. It will present, among others: Elizabeth Gilbert, Jenny Erpenbeck, Ayad Akhtar, Eliot Weinberger, Peter Wohlleben, Kirsten Boie, Don Winslow, Karin Slaughter, Clemens Meyer, Olga Grjasnowa, Joachim Meyerhoff, Iris Wolff and Ralf König.
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
- Interactive Meet & Greets with stars, authors and artists
- Music and cooking shows
A whole day of live programming
Get ready for the festival of literature and culture on 17 October 2020, from 10.00 am – livestreaming around the world on two channels. You can look forward to a diverse programme featuring Elizabeth Gilbert, Jenny Erpenbeck, Ayad Akhtar, Eliot Weinberger, Peter Wohlleben, Kirsten Boie, Don Winslow, Karin Slaughter, Clemens Meyer, Olga Grjasnowa, Joachim Meyerhoff, Iris Wolff, Ralf König and many more.
Note: the exact timing of individual events will be announced soon.