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Frankfurter Buchmesse's Young Talent initiatives

In cooperation with partners from eight countries Frankfurter Buchmesse supports and celebrates up and coming talents of the international publishing industry. The winners from the UK, the US, Brazil, China, the Netherlands, Spain, Germany and Switzerland are honoured for their special achievements. 

Young Talents 2019

Young Talents 2019

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Access to Frankfurter Buchmesse and to all conferences as well as international networking and matchmaking formats.


Help shape the future of the industry and share your vision and innovative ideas with industry experts at the largest international event in publishing.

Build your network

Frankfurter Buchmesse brings together all winners of the Young Talents initiatives and organises networking events and receptions for all programme participants.

At a glance: all Young Talent initiatives

In cooperation with partnering organisations from eight countries, Frankfurter Buchmesse supports the international Young Talent initiatives. The programmes are country-specific and are organised by our partners. To apply for a programme, please have a look at the partners' websites. All further information can be found here:

Country Partners To the participation information  
Brazil PublishNews & Sindicato Nacional dos Editores de Livros
China China Publishers Magazin  
Germany Börsenblatt, Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels, MVB, mediacampus frankfurt & future!publish
Great Britain The Bookseller
The Netherlands Nederlands Uitgeversverbond & Stichting Elspeet
Switzerland Schweizer Buchhandel
Spain PublishNews, Fundación Germán Sánchez Ruipérez & Factoría Cultural
USA Publishers Weekly


The Young Talent winners 2018

What former Young Talent winners say

We support young professionals and high potentials in many ways

The Paris-Frankfurt Fellowship. For young booksellers and publishing staff

Selected young booksellers and publishing staff complete an in-depth, two-week training programme between France and Germany. New professional, language and intercultural skills are acquired through seminars and study trips in both countries.

The Goldschmidt Programme

The Georges Arthur Goldschmidt Programme is aimed at young literary translators from Switzerland, France and Germany. Each year, it enables five German speaking and five French speaking translators to meet with publishers from both countries and to work on translation projects under the guidance of experienced translators.

The Invitation Programme

Each year a group of small publishers from Asia, Africa, Latin America and both Central and Eastern Europe are invited to exhibit at Frankfurter Buchmesse. The Invitation Programme makes it possible for publishers who would normally not have this opportunity, to introduce themselves at the industry's biggest get-together in Frankfurt.

Programmes for the promotion of translations

Most countries offer funding or scholarships for translation. Here you will find an extensive list of organisations that offer programmes for both publishers and translators.

The Frankfurt Fellowship Programme

The Frankfurt Fellowship Programme was launched on 50th anniversary of Frankfurter Buchmesse in 1998. It's focus is on the exchange and free-flowing of information, professional and networking.

Frankfurt International Translators

Thirty international literary and non-fiction translators who translating from German will have a great opportunity to participate in an exclusive exchange and networking programme with publishers, authors and cultural institutions in Frankfurt.

Become a Young Talent now

Have you developed an innovative idea, done something inspiring or enriched the industry? Become a part of our Young Talent initiatives!