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Spilling Creativity

Under the motto “Spilling Creativity”, this year’s Guest of Honour, Spain, will be presenting developments and trends in its literary and cultural life and, especially, its current literary and creative industry. Discover this fascinating country!

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Spain has a diverse literature and rich culture. It is also home to numerous regional languages, including Catalan, Galician and Basque, each of which boasts its own literary works. Get ready to meet exciting authors and topics and make new literary discoveries.

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Look forward to Spain

The Guest of Honour presents the entire spectrum of Spanish literature under the theme "Spilling Creativity" - from fiction to poetry, from children's books to comics, from essays to audio books.

Spanish is spoken by around 500 million people, making it one of the world's most vibrant languages. At the same time, the country's culture is also shaped by many regional languages, including Catalan, Galician and Basque, each of which has its own literary tradition.

The Guest of Honour 2022 will highlight recent developments and current trends in the country's literary and cultural life on an international stage at Frankfurter Buchmesse, making the current literary and creative industries known internationally.

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Translation funding programme

One of the main goals for Spain as Guest of Honour is to spread Spanish literature and the works of its authors internationally.

One of the main goals for Spain as Guest of Honour is to spread Spanish literature and the works of its authors internationally.

A new translation promotion programme has been created for publishers who wish to translate titles from Spanish into German, English, French, Italian or Dutch.

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Tusen Takk, Norge!

Guest of honour at Frankfurter Buchmesse 2019 was Norway – a country of great literature: from classics like Henrik Ibsen and Knut Hamsun to current bestselling authors like Karl Ove Knausgård, Maja Lunde and Jo Nesbø. It was simply wonderful to experience the stories of the people from the far north with literature, art and culture. Thank you, Norway!

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Look forward to these guest countries

In the coming years, Frankfurter Buchmesse will continue to open up exciting literary and cultural worlds for you. Experience exciting stories and unforgettable moments with our future Guests of Honour Spain (2022), Slovenia (2023) and Italy (2024).

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