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Live: on-site and online

Every day of the fair – on-site and live-streamed: Follow exciting discussions that explore the stage’s guiding statement: “How do we want to live our lives? Our stage for the future.”

Festhalle © Messe Frankfurt

Once again in 2021, some of the brightest minds in the literary world will be discussing the burning topics on the big ARD Book Fair Stage in the Festhalle. This year's guiding statement – “How do we want to live our lives? Our stage for the future.” – centres on topics that will increasingly concern us in the years to come. It will focus on intensely discussed issues, such as justice, sustainability, diversity, modern living and the working world, as well as education and digitalisation.

It will all be presented in the form of exciting discussions and book presentations. Numerous authors have already signed on: Johanna Adorján, Bülent Ceylan, Elke Heidenreich, Prof. Dietrich Grönemeyer, Daniela Krien, Janina Kugel, Helen MacDonald, Eva Menasse, Emine Sevgi Özdamar, Sven Regener, Edgar Selge, Colm Tóibín, Aminata Touré, along with many others who will be presenting their most recent releases at the fair.

 

  • On site (with fair ticket) or digitally
  • Every day of the fair from 10 a.m. until 6.00 p.m.
  • ARD Audio Book Night: Thursday, 21 October [evening presentation with separate ticket]
  • Motto for 2021: “How do we want to live our lives? Our stage for the future”
  • ARD Buchmesse Night: Friday, 22 October [evening presentation with separate ticket]

One stage, a wealth of programme highlights

Just as in past years, the big ARD Book Fair Stage is awaiting you with a multi-faceted programme featuring numerous highlights: for example, the  hr2 Audio Book Night on Thursday, 21 October starting at 8.00 p.m.; the ARD Buchmesse Night on Friday, 22 October starting at 8.00 p.m.; and the ZEIT Literature Talk, with feuilleton Editor-in-Chief Volker Weidermann on Saturday, 23 October, also starting at 8.00 p.m.

Thursday, 21 October, 2021

hr2 Audio Book Night

Get inspired by current productions from prominent actors and readers and be there when the Audio Book of the Year Award is presented.

Friday, 22 October, 2021

ARD Buchmesse Night

Enjoy spending time among leading names from the literary scene. Presented by Hessische Rundfunk. Moderators: Catherine Mundt and Alf Mentzer.

Noted industry figures and hot topics

Be there live on site. Get your tickets now.

Tickets for evening presentations will be available from mid-September.