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2023

18 January 2023

Books at Berlinale 2023: Which book is particularly suitable for film or series adaptation?

Eleven exceptional books with a special potential for literary adaptations and serial formats will be presented on 20 February.

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2022

8 December 2022

Torsten Casimir becomes Spokesperson for Frankfurter Buchmesse

Former editor-in-chief of the trade magazine Börsenblatt assumes responsibility for further expansion of the industry event as a debate platform.

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23 October 2022

Frankfurter Buchmesse 2022 – positive turnout: Strong impetus for the publishing industry and social change

The 74th Frankfurter Buchmesse (19–23 October 2022) reaffirmed its position as the most important international meeting point for the book and media industryOver 4,000 exhibitors and 180,000 visitors on the fairgrounds

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23 October 2022

Slovenia, the Guest of Honour at the 2023 Frankfurter Buchmesse, presents the country and its diverse literary landscape

Today the Handover Ceremony where Spain, Guest of Honour 2022, handed over the GuestScroll to Slovenia, Guest of Honour 2023 of Frankfurter Buchmesse took place at the book fair in Frankfurt.

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21 October 2022

#fbm22 interim report: trade visitor days a success

“The number of visitors exceeded our expectations. After two reduced versions in 2020 and 2021, the 74th Frankfurter Buchmesse was finally able to take place in person once again. With approximately 90,000 trade visitors from over 100 countries, we view the trade visitor days as a success,” says Juergen Boos, Director of Frankfurter Buchmesse.

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20 October 2022

"United in the fight for freedom" – Ukrainian President Zelenskyy spoke to the international publishing community at Frankfurter Buchmesse

At the joint invitation of Frankfurter Buchmesse and the Federation of European Publishers, the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, addressed the international publishing community today, Thursday, 20 October, via video message.

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20 October 2022

Olena Zelenska to visit Frankfurter Buchmesse 2022

Talk on Saturday, 22 October 2022, 5.30 pm, at Harmonie Hall in the Congress Center (in Ukrainian with German translation)
Olena Zelenska, wife of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, will visit Frankfurter Buchmesse on Saturday, 22 October 2022. She will be joining the BRIGITTE LIVE series of talks.

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19 October 2022

The global publishing industry in 2021: recovery from the pandemic

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) will share the key findings from its latest Global Publishing Industry Report at Frankfurter Buchmesse.

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18 October 2022

Frankfurter Buchmesse returns: calls to protect the book industry and to demonstrate solidarity for those in exile

4,000 exhibitors from 95 countries meet again in Frankfurt / Spanish royal couple and German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier to attend opening of 74th Frankfurter Buchmesse / Bestselling author Mohsin Hamid champions the vital role of translators / 2,000+ events / appearances by President Volodymyr Zelensky and First Lady Olena Zelenska (virtual) / Guest of Honour: Spain/ Featured topic: translation

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15 October 2022

What’s new at Frankfurter Buchmesse 2022?

What’s new at Frankfurter Buchmesse 2022?

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14 October 2022

Audio continues to rise: Frankfurt Audio

Dedicated audio area at Frankfurter Buchmesse / Spotify part of the trade programme / Networking for audio and publishing professionals
Audio is one of the steadily growing segments of the publishing industry. With a dedicated audio area, a live podcast from the fair and event highlights for audio professionals and audiobook and podcast fans, Frankfurter Buchmesse (19-23 October 2022) shines a spotlight on audio content.

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13 October 2022

Literally #BookTok: TikTok and Frankfurter Buchmesse launch cooperation

TikTok puts #BookTok community in the spotlight with stage programme / Talks, workshops and performances with creators, authors and publishers / Livestreams and Creation Corner will bring the community digitally to #fbm22

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13 October 2022

#fbm22: Trade programme with international industry leaders

Focus on audio publishing, media for children and young adults and literary translations / Expert talks with Charlie Redmayne, Núria Cabutí, Jonny Geller, Ashleigh Gardner, Peter Warwick, Michael Tamblyn and many others

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12 October 2022

BOOKFEST: More than 60 events at 20 locations across Frankfurt

With Donna Leon, Wladimir Klitschko (digital), Elvira Sastre and many more  
In 2022, BOOKFEST will once again present a programme full of literature, inspiration and compelling encounters. The literature festival will offer more than 60 events featuring authors, poets, translators, illustrators and moderators at more than 20 different locations throughout Frankfurt. Over 20 publishing houses and 9 booksellers and cultural institutions will participate in the programme.

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12 October 2022

“Translate. Transfer. Transform.” – Focus on translating

International Translation Centre with its own stage / Events exploring the importance of translators and feminist literature

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12 October 2022

Olena Zelenska to visit BRIGITTE LIVE at Frankfurter Buchmesse 2022

The BRIGITTE LIVE series of talks will put in an appearance at Frankfurter Buchmesse on 22 October, inviting guests to a conversation with Olena Zelenska, wife of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

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10 October 2022

Abdulrazak Gurnah, Donna Leon, Alok Vaid-Menon, Diane Kruger and many more: #fbm22 highlights for the general public at a glance

Live at last: visitors to Frankfurter Buchmesse 2022 will experience acclaimed authors, inspiring talks and stimulating discussions live on the main stage in the Congress Center, in the Frankfurt Studio, in the Frankfurt Pavilion and, during the evening, at BOOKFEST city events throughout Frankfurt.

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7 October 2022

International fellowship and grant programmes of Frankfurter Buchmesse 2022

In 2022, more than 110 publishers, booksellers, literary agents, translators and rights and licensing managers from over 50 countries will be taking part in Frankfurter Buchmesse’s international fellowship and grant programmes.

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6 October 2022

“Creatividad Desbordante” – Guest of Honour Spain

This year’s Guest of Honour presents its varied literature at Frankfurter Buchmesse | Delegation of 200 to travel to Frankfurt | Spanish royal couple will visit the fair | Irene Vallejo and Antonio Muñoz Molina to speak at Frankfurter Buchmesse opening ceremony | Programme showcases multilingualism and diversity | Strong female voices | Cultural programme in the city

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5 October 2022

Juergen Boos winner of the Vigdís International Prize 2022

Today at 5 p.m. (MESZ), Mr. Juergen Boos, the President and CEO of the Frankfurter Buchmesse, will be honoured with the Vigdís Prize 2022 – an international award for outstanding contributions to world languages and cultures.

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5 October 2022

President Zelenskyy and Commissioner Gabriel address the book world

At the joint invitation of Frankfurter Buchmesse (19.-23. October 2022) and the Federation of European Publishers, the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy will address the book sector on Thursday 20 October at 12.30 p.m. CET via videolink. His speech will be followed by a speech by European Commissioner for culture, Mariya Gabriel. The event is open to the public and will take place in Room Harmonie at the Congress Centre.

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14 September 2022

“Beyond Publishers: New facets of the global book business today.”

The Global 50 CEO Talk 2022, held in partnership with Frankfurter Buchmesse on Wednesday, 19 October 2022, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Frankfurt Studio (Hall 4.0, Room Europe), will explore the book business beyond traditional publishers.

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8 September 2022

Focus on Ukraine: Voices and events at Frankfurter Buchmesse 2022

Culture in a time of war – Frankfurter Buchmesse (19-23 October 2022) will put a special focus on Ukraine in 2022.

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8 September 2022

Spanish royal couple and German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier to open 74th Frankfurter Buchmesse

Guest of Honour Spain will showcase its multilingualism and cultural diversity / Cultural convergence: stage programme reflects current discourse / Cultural exchange: programme focus on Ukraine / Spotlight on Africa / Invitation Programme with participants from Azerbaijan, Haiti, Lebanon, Ruanda and Togo, among others / Translate. Transfer. Transform. honours translators 

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31 August 2022

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. 

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17 August 2022

Abdulrazak Gurnah, Mohsin Hamid, Irene Vallejo, Serhij Zhadan, Ian Kershaw, Leïla Slimani, Donna Leon, Alok Vaid-Menon, Andrea Wulf, Luisa Neubauer and many more at Frankfurter Buchmesse

With exhibitors from over 80 countries and acclaimed authors from around the world, the 74th Frankfurter Buchmesse (19–23 October 2022) will once again serve as the international book and publishing industry’s benchmark event.

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16 August 2022

#fbm22: Mohsin Hamid will be keynote speaker at the fair’s Opening Press Conference

Mohsin Hamid will be one of the keynote speakers at the Opening Press Conference of Frankfurter Buchmesse.

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7 July 2022

German Publishers & Booksellers Association and Frankfurter Buchmesse call for protection for Turkish exiles in Sweden and Finland

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has demanded the extradition of Turkish exiles who are classified as “suspected terrorists” in their native country as part of the agreement allowing Sweden and Finland to join NATO. His list includes Ragıp Zarakolu, a Turkish publisher and human rights activist who has been in exile in Sweden since 2012. The German Publishers & Booksellers Association and Frankfurter Buchmesse condemn Erdogan’s planned exchange and call on Sweden and Finland to stand firm.

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22 June 2022

SPAIN – Spilling Creativity presents literature and culture in and around Frankfurt

Whether performance art or the sound of flamenco, whether high culture from the Prado or fun culture in the form of tapas – Spain’s “spilling creativity” can be experienced not only at Frankfurter Buchmesse from 19 to 23 October 2022, but this summer as well in the city of Frankfurt and many other places in Germany.

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