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Our Guests of Honour over the coming years

A forward glance toward some exciting guest countries.

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Every year, Frankfurter Buchmesse puts the spotlight on a different country as the Guest of Honour. The Guest of Honour country 2024 have already been decided: Italy. The Guest of Honour programme always offers exciting new input – with new literary discoveries, along with a diverse programme of art, music, film, theatre, performances and themes that offer new insights into the cultural and social life of each country.

Upcoming guest countries at a glance

Year Country Date
2024 Italy 16-20 October 2024

Guest of Honour 2024: Italy

At Frankfurter Buchmesse 2024, everything will revolve around Italy's rich culture and literature. Italian literature has produced five Nobel Prize winners: from Giosuè Carducci in 1906 to Dario Fo in 1997. And Italian authors such as Paolo Giordano, Susanna Tamaro and Elena Ferrante are currently held in high esteem worldwide. Benvenuta, Italia! We are very much looking forward to seeing you.

Press release:

"Italy to be Guest of Honour"