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  • Katja Stergar at the Guest of Honour Handover Ceremony 2022


    "Words stimulate curiosity and build bridges"

    We talked with Katja Stergar, Acting Director of the Slovenian Book Agency, about Slovenia's 2023 Guest of Honour presentation, the Slovenian language and the role of translators.

  • Tahmineh Rostami-ENG


    Iran: There are many ways to support authors in exile

    There will be few Iranian books at Frankfurter Buchmesse this year. The Cologne Café Schallplatte, on the other hand, with its collection and presentations of works by Iranian exile authors, is a stage for uncensored Iranian literature and also a meeting place for Iranian children who find access to Iranian culture here. We spoke to the writer, storyteller, editor, journalist and activist Tahmineh Rostami about her role in the network "Iranian Publishers without Censorship" and about the possibilities to support exiled authors.

  • Diane Kruger


    "I usually stand in a bookstore and read 10-15 children's books."

    In her first children's book, actress ("Troja", "Inglourious Basterds") and mother Diane Kruger tells an enchanting story about the power of names on children’s identity and how the meaning of her own name gave her confidence as young girl.

  • Kaushik Subramanian


    "Perhaps the hardest challenge is related to driving with good racing etiquette"

    Gran Turismo Sophy™, a revolutionary racing agent developed by Sony AI, Polyphony Digital and Sony Interactive Entertainment, was one of this year’s S+T+ARTS Prize nominees and featured in the renowned “Nature” magazine. It was designed to improve the gaming experience of top Gran Turismo® Sport drivers and was created with deep reinforcement learning techniques.  
    We spoke with Kaushik Subramanian, senior research scientist at Sony AI, who is part of the developers’ team that created Gran Turismo Sophy™.    

  • Julius-Campe-Preis


    Frankfurter Buchmesse to receive 2022 Julius Campe Prize

    Frankfurter Buchmesse is the recipient of this year’s Julius Campe Prize, awarded by publisher HOFFMANN UND CAMPE.
    The prize is given to individuals and institutions that have rendered outstanding services in the fields of literary criticism and literary communication. The winner receives 99 bottles of fine wine and a facsimile of Heinrich Heine’s »Französische Zustände« (French Affairs), published by HOFFMANN UND CAMPE.

  • 4150-Kids-Kind mit Büchern


    "We don't even have a word for 'non-disabled'"

    What makes a good children's book today? How are stories for young readers told in a timely manner? And what role do inclusion and diversity play in this? These questions will be discussed at the Frankfurt Kids Conference "Transform diversity: perspectives and networks" at the Frankfurter Buchmesse (19 - 23 October 2022). Here is an interview with its moderator and children's book expert Lawrence Schimel.

  • Dr. Katharina Eleonore Meyer


    "The story is unbelievable, but true."

    From book to screen - and in the middle of the Cannes Film Festival: the "Shoot the Book" event, organised by the French publishers' association SCELF and the Institut Francais - with Frankfurter Buchmesse as event partner - brings the book industry and the film industry together.

  • Stand with Ukraine


    Support for Ukrainian refugees and members of the Ukrainian publishing industry and book trade

    Frankfurter Buchmesse and its partners have initiated several projects to support the Ukrainian authors, publishers, booksellers and further members of the publishing community.

  • Stand with Ukraine


    “Reconciliation dialogue is impossible while our cities are being bombed”: In conversation with Oksana Hmelyovska and Olena Odynoka

    Four weeks ago, Russian troops have invaded Ukraine, violating international law and starting a devastating war that has caused a great number of casualties and has forced more than 3 million Ukrainian citizens to flee, among them many publishers and authors. In the midst of war, publishing professionals in Ukraine are fiercely promoting Ukrainian literature, organizing emergency initiatives and crowd funding campaigns, compiling foreign rights lists in order to help the international publishing industry and readers throughout the world to learn more about the history and contemporary life in Ukraine.

  • Margit Walso, Director NORLA - Norwegian Literature Abroad


    Ukrainian Book Institute admitted to ENLIT

    Margit Walsø, Chair of ENLIT (European Network for Literary Translation) is pleased to announce that the members of ENLIT voted unanimously at a meeting on 18 March to admit the Ukrainian Book Institute to its 30-member strong network of literature in translation promotion agencies from 28 countries.