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The cultural-political stage at Frankfurter Buchmesse

Crowd in front of the Frankfurt pavilion

Located on the Agora, at the heart of the fair, the striking Frankfurt Pavilion invited you to discover exciting events on current cultural and political topics, such as the safeguarding of democracy, diversity in the media, Russia's war on Ukraine and the Russian opposition in exile. The situation in Afghanistan, the future of Europe and its literatures, questions about climate and economy and much more were discussed. The Sunday of the fair in the Frankfurt Pavilion was dedicated to the topics of children's and youth media and audio books.

These were the event highlights in the Frankfurt Pavilion 2022

Friday, 21 October 2022, 3.00–6.00 pm

And now? An afternoon on the future of society by ARTE

On the Friday of the fair, ARTE discussed power and sex and today’s culture of debate with young authors and opinion leaders. At the end of the day there was a concert with the Ukrainian writer and musician Serhij Zhadan, the winner of the 2022 Peace Prize of the German Book Trade.

Saturday, 22 October 2022, all day

Ukrainian voices and issues: "What can they do to us as long as we listen to each other"

The Saturday of the fair in the Frankfurt Pavilion was all about Ukraine. The focus was on discussions on culture, cultural policy and media in times of war, women in war and on the run, as well as readings and musical contributions.

These authors were present at the Frankfurt Pavilion 2022

These were the event highlights of 2022

Opening Press Conference Frankfurter Buchmesse 2022

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Speaker: Juergen Boos, Director of Frankfurter Buchmesse
and 2 more speakers

Iran – Women's Revolution

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Speaker: Dr. Nargess Eskandari-Grünberg, Mayor Frankfurt am Main
Bündnis 90/Die Grünen
and 2 more speakers

Iran - which way? The uprising against the Mullah regime and what the rest of the world can do

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Speaker: Natalie Amiri
and 6 more speakers

How to diversify a Media Company

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Speaker: Jessica Gedamu, VP Global Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Springer Nature
and 6 more speakers

Award of the Julius Campe Prize 2022

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Speaker: Juergen Boos, Director of Frankfurter Buchmesse
and 2 more speakers

Publishing Perspectives Presents 'A Radical, Politically Engaged Fiction': Mohsin Hamid in Conversation with Porter Anderson

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Speaker: Mohsin Hamid, Author
and one more speaker

Slovenia press conference

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Speaker: Dr. Asta Vrečko, Slovenian Minister of Culture
and 8 more speakers

Talk 1: How Resilient Is Our Democracy Really?

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Speaker: Mohamed Amjahid, Journalist and author
and 2 more speakers

Talk 2: How Resilient Is Our Democracy Really?

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Speaker: Josephine Apraku, African scholar
and 3 more speakers

Solidarity or division: What will determine the crisis winter?

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Speaker: Ina Hartwig, Head of Department for Culture and Science of the City
and 4 more speakers

How many are we? On the Situation of the Russian Opposition.

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Speaker: Irina Scherbakowa, Historian, journalist and translator
and 3 more speakers

Meet the "European Prize for Literature 2022" writers

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Speaker: Iva Pezuashvili , Author
and 5 more speakers

Artistic Freedom: a Basic Right - An International Panel of the Goethe-Institut

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Speaker: Prof. Dr. Carola Lentz, President of the Goethe-Institut
and 4 more speakers

Battle for Europe. What’s at stake in Ukraine?

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Speaker: Carlo Masala, Professor
and 3 more speakers

Frankfurt Forum: Afghanistan today

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Speaker: Wolfgang Bauer, Journalist
Suhrkamp Verlag
and 2 more speakers

Focus Ukraine "Culture in war time"

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Speaker: Alona Karavai, Cultural mediator
and 4 more speakers

History and identity: a conversation with Leila Slimani, Olivier Guez and Florian Illies

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Speaker: Leila Slimani, Author
and 3 more speakers

"Der Pfau" by Isabel Bogdan - from novel to cinema-film

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The ARTE Talk - "How to talk to each other?"

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Speaker: Lola Randl, Director and screenwriter and writer
and 2 more speakers

The ARTE Talk - "Sex and Power"

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Speaker: Carel van Schaik, Anthropologist and zoologist
Rowohlt Verlag
and 2 more speakers

Der ARTE Talk - "And now?" Perspectives of young European authors on the future

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Speaker: Ronya Othmann, Author and journalist
Carl Hanser Verlag
and 4 more speakers

Focus Ukraine "Zhadan/Gurzhy: Fokstroty Evening

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Speaker: Serhij Zhadan, Poet and translator
and 2 more speakers

Social, cultural and Political Challenges in Latinamerica - the authors' perspective

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Frankfurt Forum: Abdulrazak Gurnah - Afterlives

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Speaker: Eva Bonné, Translator
and 2 more speakers

"The end of capitalism" or "The future used to also be better" - taz talk

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Speaker: Jürgen Becker & Ulrike Herrmann, Cabaret artist (him) and economics correspondent (she)
Kiepenheuer & Witsch
and one more speaker

LiBeraturpreis 2022 - Chisako Wakatake and Karin Kalisa in conversation

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Speaker: Chisako Wakatake, Author
Cass Verlag
and 2 more speakers

Focus Ukraine "Introduction: Serhij Zhadan reads poetry"

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Speaker: Serhij Zhadan, Poet and translator

Focus Ukraine „We are the price“

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Speaker: Karl Schlögel, Professor
and 2 more speakers

Focus Ukraine "Multilayered narratives - Writing and narrating in a state of war"

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Speaker: Andrej Kurkow
and 3 more speakers

Focus Ukraine "Distorting mirror - 'Lessons from history' - an empty phrase?"

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Focus Ukraine "At the front - Media and Civil Society in Times of War

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Focus Ukraine "Border crossings - Women at war and on the run"

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"Amazing People Shaping our World"

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Speaker: Tupoka Ogette, Author
Penguin Verlag
and 7 more speakers

Wladimir Kaminer asks: "Wie sage ich es meiner Mutter"

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Reading of "Die Nordseedetektive. Gefährliche Spur" by and with Bettina Göschl and Klaus-Peter Wolf

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Speaker: Klaus-Peter Wolf & Bettina Göschl, Author couple

LÜBBE AUDIO presents the audio book DRACHENBANNER

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Speaker: Rebecca Gablé, Author

"Karlchen" - A childhood adventure by and with Lisa-Marie Dickreiter and Andreas Götz for the whole family.

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Speaker: Andreas Götz, Author
and 2 more speakers

The "Woodwalkers" are back! Reading and Talk with Katja Brandis

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Speaker: Katja Brandis, Author
Arena Verlag

Welcome to the SCHOOL OF TALENTS! Volume four takes you to the school festival at a snail's pace!

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Speaker: Silke Schellhammer, Author
Carlsen Verlag

One, two, three … a LOT!

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Speaker: Charlotte Habersack, Author
Carlsen Verlag

Musical reading "The Rainbow Fish" with Marcus Pfister and Detlev Jöcker

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Stefanie Höfler "Firebugs don't lie". Reading and Talk with Benno Hennig von Lange

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Speaker: Stefanie Höfler, Author, teacher and theatre pedagogue
Beltz & Gelberg
and one more speaker

STERN CRIME-Talk: The murders of that time

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Speaker: Alex Beer, Author
and 2 more speakers