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Finally, BOOKFEST is back! Literary enthusiasts and fans of the fine arts from all over the world will experience an exciting programme, guaranteed to deliver plenty of inspiration and unexpected encounters. Look forward to bestseller readings, discussion rounds and more. Celebrate with us on the exhibition grounds and at more than 20 locations throughout the city.

Donna Leon

Experience Donna Leon live - at BOOKFEST extra on 20 October

Did you always want to know how Donna Leon came to Italy, or where she gets the ideas for her cases from? Then come see her live on 20 October. The bestselling author will present her new biography "A Life in Stories" and give fascinating insights into her life and writing. In conversation with Shelly Kupferberg.

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BOOKFEST at the fair – All events at a glance

Congress Center Room Harmonie

German Children's Literatur Award 2022 - Award Presentation Ceremony

Live now DE
Speaker: Juergen Boos, Director
Frankfurter Buchmesse GmbH
and 3 more speakers

Congress Center Room Illusion

Successful selfpublishing in fantasy and other genres

Live now DE
Speaker: Marah Woolf, German writer
and 2 more speakers

Fantasy-Slam: ultra-short fantasy and science-fiction readings

Live now DE
Speaker: Mario Schenk , Author
and 6 more speakers

The scholarship of the Phantastik-Autoren-Netzwerk (PAN) e.V. in 2022

Live now DE
Speaker: Matthias Teut, Author
and 2 more speakers

Solomonica de Winter presents her new novel "Das Gesetz der Natur"

Live now DE
Speaker: Solomonica de Winter, Author
Diogenes Verlag
and 2 more speakers

Climate crisis in literature - past, present and future

Live now DE
Speaker: Stefan Cernohuby, Editor
and 2 more speakers

Spanish and South-American Fantasy

Live now EN
Speaker: Jesús Cañadas, Author
and 2 more speakers

Congress Center Room Spektrum

Live Event with Ute Krause and The Muscleteers

Live now DE
Speaker: Ute Krause, Writer, illustrator, screenplay writer and director

"My Life as LOTTA" meets "Florentine Blix": Alice Pantermüller and Daniela Kohl read and draw

Live now DE
Speaker: Alice Pantermüller , Children's author
and one more speaker

Paul Maar reads "Das Sams und die große Weihnachtssuche"

Live now DE
Speaker: Paul Maar

Strengthening willpower: Children's show on "Wil, der Wolkenstürmer" by Wladimir Klitschko & Tatjana Kiel

Live now DE
Speaker: Carmen Udina, Publishing Director migo
Verlag Friedrich Oetinger GmbH
and one more speaker

A Children's Book Podcast Live on Stage. Lena Stenz in conversation with Ruth Rahlff and Suza Kolb.

Live now DE
Speaker: Ruth Rahlff, Editor and freelance writer
Magellan Verlag
and 2 more speakers

"Kick up a Fuss, Nate Knottopus": Reading and Live Illustration with Julia Regett

Live now DE
Speaker: Julia Regett, Autorin
and one more speaker

Congress Center Room Illusion

KYSS-Book signing with Nikola Hotel, Anya Omah and Kira Mohn

Live now DE
Speaker: Nikola Hotel, Author
and 2 more speakers

Crimethrill Live - 6 top authors under cross-examination

Live now DE
Speaker: Arno Strobel, Author
and 6 more speakers

The great signing marathon

Live now DE
Speaker: Ursula Poznanski, Author
and 6 more speakers

Congress Center Room Conclusio

Book signing with Ute Krause

Live now DE
Speaker: Ute Krause, Writer, illustrator, screenplay writer and director

Book signing with Daniela Kohl and Alice Pantermüller

Live now DE
Speaker: Daniela Kohl, Freelance illustrator and graphic designer
and one more speaker

Book signing with Paul Maar

Live now DE
Speaker: Paul Maar

Book signing withTatjana Kiel

Live now DE
Speaker: Tatjana Kiel

Book signing with Ruth Rahlff

Live now DE
Speaker: Ruth Rahlff, Editor and freelance writer
Magellan Verlag

Book signing with Suza Kolb

Live now DE
Speaker: Suza Kolb, Author
Magellan

Book signing with Julia Regett

Live now DE
Speaker: Julia Regett, Autorin

BOOKFEST city – All events at a glance

On the Way to New Work - When work becomes something that empowers people

Live now DE
Speaker: Dr. Michael Trautmann, Entrepreneur

Literary Conversation: "Life in the Sign of the Precariat - Portrait of the Young Generation in Spain".

Live now DE
Speaker: Rosa Ribas, Spanish writer
and 2 more speakers

An evening of Italian crime fiction with Carlo Lucarelli and Davide Longo

Live now DE
Speaker: Davide Longo, Author
Rowohlt Verlag
and 2 more speakers

Romy Fölck reads from "The Return of the Cranes"

Live now DE
Speaker: Romy Fölck , Author
Wunderlich Verlag

Chamissimo

Live now DE
Speaker: Sebastian Guhr, Author

Jan Böttcher reads from his new novel "Das Rosen-Experiment"

Live now DE
Speaker: Jan Böttcher, Author
Aufbau Verlag

Najat El Hachmi: »On Monday they will love us«

Live now DE
Speaker: Najat El Hachmi, Author
Orlanda Verlag
and one more speaker

FVA-Evening

Live now DE
Speaker: Britta Boerdner, Author
Frankfurter Verlagsanstalt
and 2 more speakers

Giulia Caminito - "Das Wasser des Sees ist niemals süß"

Live now DE
Speaker: Giulia Caminito, Writer and editor
Wagenbach Verlag
and one more speaker

An Evening with the authors of Edition W

Live now DE
Speaker: Lena Elfrath, Copywriter and journalist
and 2 more speakers

Glisten. How LSD cured me for life

Live now DE
Speaker: Anuschka Roshani, Author
Kein & Aber

Romy Fölck reads from "The Return of the Cranes"

Live now DE
Speaker: Romy Fölck , Author
Wunderlich Verlag

The Young Woman and the Sea

Live now DE
Speaker: Sylvie Gühmann, Author
CONBOOK Verlag

Italy in the 14th century. A small village. An epochal discovery. A great love.

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Speaker: Luca Di Fulvio, Author

Piero Martin - "Maß für Maß: Die sieben Einheiten, die unsere Welt erklären"

Live now DE
Speaker: Piero Martin, Professor
Aufbau Verlag
and one more speaker

Helena Janezcek - "Die Schwalben von Montecassino"

Live now DE
Speaker: Helena Janeczek, Author
Berlin Verlag
and one more speaker

The successful authors from Finland visit the Frankfurt Book Fair and present their latest crime novels

Live now DE EN
Speaker: Max Seeck, Author
and one more speaker

ECHO TSCHECHIEN with RADKA DENEMARKOVÁ

Live now DE
Speaker: Radka Denemarková, Author, playwright, screenwriter, essayist and translator
and one more speaker

Audiobook Worlds – from niche to saviour

Live now DE
Speaker: Felicitas Boos, Marketing Manager
Hoerbuchwelten
and 3 more speakers

Travel talk with kayak professional Olaf Obsommer

Live now DE
Speaker: Olaf Obsommer, Expedition leader and Author
CONBOOK Verlag

Ian Kershaw in conversation with Wolfgang Niess

Live now DE
Speaker: Ian Kershaw, Historian
and one more speaker

Nicoletta Verna – "Der Wert der Gefühle"

Live now DE
Speaker: Nicoletta Verna, Editor and author
Giunti Verlag
and one more speaker

ECHO TSCHECHIEN mit ALENA MORNŠTAJNOVÁ

Live now DE
Speaker: Alena Mornštajnová, Writer
Wieser Verlag
and 2 more speakers

The Days Without You (Guest country Spain IV)

Live now DE
Speaker: Elvira Sastre, Author and translator

With her Novel "Die Gedanken sind frei" Julia Kroehn presents an homage to Frankfurt as city of Books

Live now DE
Speaker: Julia Kröhn, Historian and author
Hessischer Rundfunk

Deutscher Jugendliteraturpreis - German Children's Literature Award - The winners 2022

Live now DE EN
Speaker: Prof. Dr. Karin Vach, Chairwoman of the Critics' Jury for the German Youth Literature Prize

Stefanie Taschinski reads from "The Brilliant Mr Chalkwhite"

Live now DE
Speaker: Stefanie Taschinski, Author
Arena Verlag
and one more speaker

Barbaros Altuğ: »Foreigners«. The new novel of his exile trilogy.

Live now DE EN
Speaker: Barbaros Altuğ , Writer and LGBTQIA+ activist

"Escape Room - The Hotel of a Thousand Eyes" - bestselling author Eva Eich invites you to an interactive Escape Room adventure

Live now DE
Speaker: Eva Eich, Author and journalist
arsEdition GmbH

Anna Freixas: »Me the old woman! Activist advice for free people«

Live now DE
Speaker: Anna Freixas, Psychologist, writer and feminist
and one more speaker

Christian Duda: "Tree Sleeper". Reading and Talk with Stephanie von Selchow.

Live now DE
Speaker: Christian Duda, Author and director
Beltz& Gelberg/Publishing House

Florence Brokowski-Shekete: »Out of the box! My conversations with Black Germans«

Live now DE
Speaker: Florence Brokowski-Shekete, Author and school district director

Ágnes Nemes Nagy: My brain: A lake

Live now DE
Speaker: Christian Filips, Author, theatre director and dramaturg
and one more speaker

DRACHENBANNER - The long-awaited new historical novel by Rebecca Gablé

Live now DE
Speaker: Rebecca Gablé, Author

Pasolini 100. These damned metaphors - An evening with Theresia Prammer and Marco Belpoliti. In conversation with Fabien Vitali

Live now DE
Speaker: Theresia Prammer, Author
Surhkamp
and 2 more speakers

Tatjana Kruse presents "Es gibt ein Leben nach dem Tod"

Live now DE
Speaker: Tatjana Kruse, Crime writer