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Ceremonial closing event in Guest of Honour Pavilion

The Handover Ceremony is the closing event in the Guest of Honour Pavilion and of the current Guest of Honour presentation. 

Every year, the 'GuestScroll', an art object especially designed for the Frankfurter Buchmesse, gains a new layer of an engraved  literary text from the upcoming Guest of Honour and is handed over to the respective representative of the next Guest of Honour Country. 

This year, after a literary discussion with the Slovenian author Dušan Jelinčič and the Italian author Ilaria Tuti, the GuestScroll will be handed over to the representative of the next Guest of Honour: Italy 2024. 

The event will conclude with a musical performance by the Italian violinist Francesca Dego.

© Frankfurter Buchmesse

Awards ceremony


Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1
60327 Frankfurt am Main

Frankfurter Buchmesse GmbH
Free access


Moderation Shila Behjat

Teilnehmer*innen Dušan Jelinčič

Teilnehmer*innen Ilaria Tuti

Teilnehmer*innen Katja Stergar

Teilnehmer*innen Mauro Mazza

Teilnehmer*innen Juergen Boos

Teilnehmer*innen Francesca Dego