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Mega-readings, bestselling writers and stars of the literary scene – join us and meet the minds that move the readers.


Jo Nesbø, Ken Follett, Margaret Atwood – thrillers from Norway, historical novels, eloquent tales of dystopia. Frankurter Buchmesse offers just the right thing for every fan of literature. Writers from all over the world take centre stage and meet their fans at readings, book presentations and autograph sessions.

Mega Stories of Frankfurter Buchmesse 2019

Jo Nesbø auf dem BOOKFEST

Jo Nesbø live and exclusive

High voltage from the north: Norwegian bestselling author Jo Nesbø introduces his new Harry Hole thriller “Knife” at Frankurter Buchmesse. Don’t miss this mega-event when the author presents his novel and discusses it with hr2 presenter Alf Mentzer.

Literature Gala with international bestselling authors

Literaturgala auf der Frankfurter Buchmesse

One evening, four shining literary stars: Margaret Atwood, Maja Lunde, Elif Shafak and Colson Whitehead present their new books at the Literature Gala. Bela B Felsenheimer (from the German rock band Die Ärzte) and actor Nina Petri will read from the books by these star authors. A special guest at the gala: the successful British author Ken Follett. The politically active author will introduce his campaign “The Friendship Tour”, which takes a stand against Brexit and promotes friendship with Europe.

Tolkien auf dem BOOKFEST

Reading of The Lord of the Rings with live orchestra

Dive into the fantastic world of hobbits, orks, and elves during the Lord of the Rings afternoon. A live orchestra will play the original film music, while Timmo Niesner and Manuel Straube, the German dubbing voices of Frodo and Bilbo, transport the audience into the Shire in this fantasy-filled reading.

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Fascinated by nature: Peter Wohlleben

In his new book, forester and author Peter Wohlleben explains how man and nature connect and mutually impact each other. He opens our eyes to amazing secrets that lie right before us, uncovering long forgotten insights into nature and the human body.

More author highlights at Frankfurter Buchmesse


Meet the stars personally in our signing boxes

Have you always wanted to meet your favourite author in person? Frankfurter Buchmesse’s signing boxes make this dream come true. In the signing tents, you can meet the stars up close and get an autograph.