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There is always something new to discover about the world’s largest content fair. Here is where you can find out more about current fair events and contests, as well as read relevant interviews with interesting people.

2020

  • Asli Erdogan 2020

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    Frankfurter Buchmesse and Litprom e.V. welcome acquittal of Aslı Erdoğan

    Turkish writer was acquitted of "terrorism" allegation by the Istanbul court.

  • Prof. Katharina Zweig

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    "The complexity of human decisions was underestimated.”

    What power do algorithms and artificial intelligence (AI) have over areas of life like education? In 2019, Prof Dr Katharina Zweig was our guest on the EduCouch at Frankfurter Buchmesse to discuss this topic. A university professor and head of the Algorithm Accountability Lab in the Department of Computer Science at TU Kaiserslautern research university, she is also author of the bestselling book on this subject: “Ein Algorithmus hat kein Taktgefühl” (“An Algorithm Has No Tact”) (Heyne, 2019). Time for an interview!

  • Tatjana Prenzel

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    “I think better with a pencil in my hand”

    In just a short time, Tatjana Prenzel has achieved something many people only dream of: seeing her illustrations appear in the New Yorker and the New York Times. The young Frankfurt-based artist talks about the importance of leaving things out of drawings and why she thinks better

  • Angela Cochran

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    "We seem to be at a moment when all eyes are on publishers to propose new models."

    Angela Cochran, Managing Director and Publisher at the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) on the future of scholarly publishing.

2019

  • Tatjana Prenzel

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    “I think better with a pencil in my hand”

    In just a short time, Tatjana Prenzel has achieved something many people only dream of: seeing her illustrations appear in the New Yorker and the New York Times. The young Frankfurt-based artist talks about the importance of leaving things out of drawings and why she thinks better when she’s putting pencil to paper. By Kathrin Grün

  • Arnoud de Kemp APE Berlin

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    "Open Access will become normal. Data publishing will grow fast."

    How will academic publishing further evolve? Arnoud de Kemp, organiser of the APE conference in Berlin, about the relevance of open access and science and an industry in transition.

  • ESA Astronautin Samantha Cristoforetti

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    “…the privilege of seeing our planet Earth from another perspective.”

    How do you become an astronaut? European Space Agency astronaut and book author Samantha Cristoforetti will answer this question at length at Frankfurter Buchmesse (Saturday, 19 October 2019, 2.30 – 3.30 pm, Hall 4.2 N101, Academic & Business Information Stage). But, first, she talks to us here about her favourite books in space and much more.

  • Aureli Bastian auf der Frankfurter Buchmesse

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    Interview with Aurélie Bastian

    The author, TV cook and food photographer Aurélie Bastian reveals her culinary preferences in an interview and explains the role of environmental protection in cooking.

  • Interview

    Interview with CrispyRob

    Crispy Rob is a YouTube creator and since 2015 he's been posting weekly cooking videos with his own food creations on his video channel. In an interview he talks about his favorite dish and the future of food.

  • Johann Lafer auf der Frankfurter Buchmesse

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    Interview with Johann Lafer

    An interview with Johann Lafer, the Austrian cook, TV chef, entrepreneur and non-fiction author on developments in nutrition and their political significance.