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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.

  • News

    Statement by Frankfurter Buchmesse on the coronavirus

    Juergen Boos, Director of Frankfurter Buchmesse, about the current situation


  • Tatjana Prenzel


    “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


    "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


    “…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


    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


    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.

  • Margit Walso


    "It is so inspiring to meet people passionate about books from all over the world".

    As director of NORLA (Norwegian Literature Abroad), Margit Walsø initiated Norway's Guest of Honour appearance at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2019 and is now one of the main organizers. Here, she talks about her personal relationship to Frankfurter Buchmesse, the highlights one should not miss of Norway as Guest of Honour and the hunger to make a difference of young female Norwegian authors.

  • Lars Birken Bertsch Interview Frankfurt Authors


    “It’s all no longer linear, but ‘cross’.”

    Our colleague Lars Birken-Bertsch presents the new Frankfurt Authors area and explains how writing and publishing are changing in the 21st century in passing.

  • Matthäus Cygan


    Interview with Matthäus Cygan

    Frankfurt Audio is the new topic at the Frankfurter Buchmesse 2019. In an interview with Deborah Klein, Matthäus Cygan, Director of Business Development Trade International at the Frankfurter Buchmesse, analyzes why audio is the fastest-growing segment in the media industry and gives an outlook on exhibitors and specialist programs and weekend highlights from Frankfurt Audio.

  • Michael Jay


    „Business happens between people and not companies“

    Do you work in the education industry and would you like to benefit from a tailor-made matchmaking programme at Frankfurter Buchmesse (16–20 Oct 2019)? Then make sure to expand your network with One-to-One Business Connections. We have partnered up with Educational Systemics, Inc. to offer this service to you. But how does it work? Time for an interview with the founder, Michael Jay.