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Changes in New York: new name and new address of the Book Fair's NYC office

The foreign office of the Frankfurt Book Fair in New York has a new name. Effective immediately, it now operates under the name “Frankfurt Book Fair New York Inc.”. Thomas Minkus, Vice President Emerging Media & English Language Markets of the Frankfurt Book Fair, was named President of the New York office, and Riky Stock is serving as Vice President, responsible for the Book Fair’s cultural activities in New York. The expansion of the office’s activities necessitated the name change.

The team of the Frankfurt Book Fair New York looks after the Book Fair’s North American exhibitors and is responsible for the Literary Agents & Scouts Centre (LitAg). Last year the Publishers Rights Corner, which is located next to the agents’ centre, was established in order to support international rights activities. Here, on Rights Tuesday (Tuesday, 10 October 2017), from 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., rights managers from publishing houses can reserve one or more tables for their meetings and take advantage of all the benefits of the LitAg for the day.

One of the most important tasks of the New York branch is to coordinate the German-language “Festival Neue Literatur” (“New Literature Festival”) with the other German cultural institutions in New York. This year’s eighth edition of the festival will take place from 2 to 5 March 2017. Six emerging and established authors from Germany, Austria and Switzerland will come together in New York and meet their American colleagues. The theme of the 2017 festival is “Queer as Volk.” The focus will be on German-language LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning) literature.

As in previous years, the Frankfurt Book Fair New York office will organise an editors’ trip for children’s book editors from North American publishing houses, from 25 June to 1 July 2017. A meeting for German and American editors and rights managers is planned in New York in winter 2017. The German Foreign Office provides financial support for these activities.

Also in 2017, the Frankfurt Book Fair NYC office will promote German titles with the publication New Books in German, the collection Children’s Books on Tour and titles selected by Geisteswissenschaften International.

The editorial office of the online trade magazine Publishing Perspectives is also located in the Book Fair’s New York office, led by Editor-in-Chief Porter Anderson and Publisher Hannah Johnson.

New address:

On 1 February 2017, our colleagues in New York relocated to the new Goethe-Institut in New York.

The new address is as follows:
Frankfurt Book Fair New York Inc.
Frankfurter Buchmesse Büro New York
30 Irving Place, New York, NY 10003

Thomas Minkus, President Frankfurt Book Fair New York Inc. and Vice President Emerging Media & English Language Markets of the Frankfurt Book Fair: in a new window)
Riky Stock, Vice President and Director of Cultural Projects: in a new window)
Michelle Claußen, Sales Manager: in a new window) (on maternal leave beginning in March)
Grace Moss, Sales Manager: in a new window)
Hannah Johnson, Publisher of Publishing Perspectives: in a new window)
Elizabeth Berman, Assistant: in a new window)
Tel.: +1 212 794 2851

About the Frankfurt Book Fair
The Frankfurt Book Fair is the international publishing industry’s biggest trade fair, with over 7,150 exhibitors from more than 100 countries, around 278,000 visitors, over 4,000 events and approximately 10,000 accredited journalists and bloggers in attendance. It also gathers key players from other media, including the film and games industries. Since 1976, the Book Fair has featured an annual Guest of Honour country, which showcases its book market, literature and culture to attendees in a variety of ways. The Frankfurt Book Fair organises the participation of German publishers at around 20 international book fairs and hosts trade events throughout the year in major international markets. With its Business Club, the Frankfurt Book Fair offers essential services and an ideal setting for the activities of publishers, entrepreneurs, pioneers, experts and visionaries. The Frankfurt Book Fair is a subsidiary of the German Publishers & Booksellers Association. in a new window)

Contact for the media:
Press & Corporate Communications, Frankfurt Book Fair
Katja Böhne, Vice President Marketing & Communications, tel.: +49 (0) 69 2102-138, in a new window)
Kathrin Grün, PR manager, Tel.: +49 (0) 69 2102-170, in a new window)
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