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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. Spain will be the Guest of Honour at this year's Frankfurter Buchmesse. The Guest of Honour countries have already been decided for the following years: Slovenia 2023 and Italy 2024. 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.

Year Country Date
2023 Slovenia 18-22 October 2023
2024 Italy 16-20 October 2024

Guest of Honour 2023: Slovenia

This young Central European country will be the focus of Frankfurter Buchmesse in 2023. Although it became a sovereign state late in life, its literary tradition goes back centuries. Literary life in Slovenia has had a major influence not only on the country's culture but also on its history. Today the Slovenian literary scene is very lively and radiates far beyond the country's borders. Slovenia also has pioneering achievements in the fields of art and electronic music.

We look forward to Slovenian discoveries! 

Ehrengast Vorschau Slowenien
Ehrengast auf der Frankfurter Buchmesse

Translation funding programme

The Slovenian Book Agency actively promotes the spread of Slovenian literature in all genres with professional study programmes for publishers and translation funding.

The Slovenian Book Agency actively promotes the spread of Slovenian literature in all genres with professional study programmes for publishers and translation funding.

Would you like to know more about the translation funding programme in Slovenia?

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Dr. Dimitrij Rupel

Director of Slovenian Book Agency

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Bojana Čampa

Project manager Frankfurt

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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.