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2022

  • Stand with Ukraine

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    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

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    “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

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    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. 

  • Jürgen Boos und Beltz & Gelberg-Verlag, Gulliver Verlag

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    Juergen Boos in conversation with Marianne Rübelmann, Petra Albers und Franziska Schiebe

    Books with resonance: children’s and young adult publisher Beltz & Gelberg celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2021, and paperback imprint Gulliver has reached a proud milestone of 35 years. Both belong to the long-established, family-run Beltz publishing group, one of the most important publishers of educational and psychology books in Germany.
    We asked: how do you celebrate an anniversary in the middle of a pandemic? How do you strike a balance between tradition and innovation? And what plans does the 7th generation of publishers have for the future?

  • Stand with Ukraine

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    Statement of the Book Fair Directors

    The Conference of International Book Fair Directors strongly condemns the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

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    Statement of the Frankfurter Buchmesse on Russia's war in Ukraine

    The organisers of the Frankfurter Buchmesse strongly condemn Russia's attack on Ukraine ordered by President Putin.

  • Esther García Llovet

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    Books at Berlinale: An interview with Spanish author Esther García Llovet

    On 14 February 2022, the event "Books at Berlinale" will take place as part of the Berlinale Co-Production Market. Ten titles will be presented that are particularly suitable for literary film adaptations. In addition to Frankfurter Buchmesse as a founding partner, this year's Guest of Honour, Spain, is also supporting the "Books at Berlinale" pitch and is itself represented in the selection with a Spanish title. Jane Pilgrem from the publishing house Editorial Anagrama will present Esther García Llovet's novel "Spanish Beauty" to the audience. We spoke with the author about her current novel and about the possible film adaptation. In the interview, Esther García Llovet tells us, among other things, what story inspired her to write this novel.

2021

  • Fernando Moreno at one of the round tables at CONTEC México 2021

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    Interview with Fernando Moreno about his participation at CONTEC México 2021

    Fernando Moreno, professor at the Faculty of Communication of the Iberoamericana University, teaches various subjects such as film language and film production. At CONTEC México 2021 he hosted the two Round Tables by Frankfurter Buchmesse and talked to creatives about innovations and the relationship between book and animation – among other topics. In our interview he talks about his learnings at CONTEC México and what he wishes for the creative sector in Mexico.

  • Banner non/fiction Moscow 2021

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    Interview on the "Special Guest" appearance by Frankfurter Buchmesse at non/fiction Moscow 2021

    Today is the last day of non/fiction Moscow 2021 (2-6 December). We spoke to Katherina Rapp, Manager International Projects at Frankfurter Buchmesse, about her experience of this year's book fair in Moscow.

  • German Stories_Thessaloniki2021

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    Interview on the Guest of Honour appearance at the Thessaloniki Book Fair 2021: "International book fairs are indispensable points of reference"

    This year, German-speaking literature is going to be the Guest of Honour at the Thessaloniki Book Fair (25-28 November 2021). We spoke to Niki Théron, Senior Manager International Projects at Frankfurter Buchmesse, Christoph Hassenzahl, Senior Rights Manager at Suhrkamp Verlag/Insel Verlag and Christian Ruzicska, publisher at Secession Verlag für Literatur, about what they expect to see at the Thessaloniki Book Fair, and what the public can look forward to.