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Our Guests of Honour over the coming years

A forward glance toward some exciting guest countries.

Ehrengast auf der Frankfurter Buchmesse

Every year, Frankfurter Buchmesse puts the spotlight on a different country as the Guest of Honour. The Guest of Honour country 2024 will be Italy and in the following year it will be the Philippines. 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
2025 The Philippines 15-19 October 2025

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.

Guest of Honour 2025: the Philippines

The Philippines will be Guest of Honour of the 77th Frankfurter Buchmesse (15-19 October 2025). With more than 110 million citizens, it is the world’s thirteenth largest nation. On its 7,641 islands, 183 different languages are being spoken. The Southeast Asian country will tell its stories. We are excited to get to know the voices of the Philippine literature and culture!