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Frankfurt, 13 July 2017 – On Saturday, 14 October 2017 at 7:00 p.m., 1,800 guests, international publishers and media representatives will have the rare opportunity to attend a ‘live’ event at the Frankfurt Buchmesse featuring bestselling US author Dan Brown. Dan Brown will present his new thriller Origin, scheduled for worldwide release in over 50 languages beginning on 3 October 2017. His German publisher Bastei Lübbe will release the book on 4 October 2017. This exclusive event with the international thriller writer is the only one planned in Germany. The evening will be hosted by Alf Mentzer (hr2-kultur). German actor Wolfram Koch will read from the German translation.

In Origin, in tried and trusted fashion, Dan Brown weaves together science and religion, mysterious codes, art and crackling suspense into a new adventure with Harvard professor Robert Langdon. And, since Dan Brown rarely gives interviews in public, it is a special highlight that he will be presenting his new novel in Frankfurt shortly after its publication.

“We are delighted that this eagerly-awaited international book premiere will take place at the Frankfurter Buchmesse, it can also be read as a sign that Frankfurt is, more than ever, a place for major authors to showcase their books. We are grateful to Bastei Lübbe for offering us this exciting opportunity”, says Lars Birken-Bertsch, Director Business Development at the Frankfurter Buchmesse.

“Is there anything better than a conspiracy theory?” That is the question Dan Brown’s charismatic hero Robert Langdon asks in the world-famous thriller The Da Vinci Code. The bestselling American author’s success proves that, if nothing else, there’s hardly anything more suspenseful than conspiracy theories: Dan Brown’s thrillers stoke controversial and highly dramatic conspiracies, capturing the public’s imagination and remaining at the top of international bestseller lists for weeks.

Dan Brown presents Origin

Saturday, 14 October 2017, 7:00 p.m.
Hosted by: Alf Mentzer (hr2-kultur); reading from the German version of Origin: Wolfram Koch
Venue: “Harmonie” Hall, Congress Centre Messe Frankfurt,
Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1, 60327 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Tickets cost 24.50 Euros and are available online:

An event of the Frankfurter Buchmesse in cooperation with Bastei Lübbe, Hugendubel and hr2-kultur

Press photograph, cover file and partner logos are available here:

Please note that the number of press tickets for this event is limited. If you would like to attend to write about this event, please send an e-mail to

About the Frankfurter Buchmesse
The Frankfurter Buchmesse is the international publishing industry’s biggest trade fair – with over 7,150 exhibitors from 106 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 Frankfurter Buchmesse has featured an annual Guest of Honour country, which showcases its book market, literature and culture to attendees in a variety of ways. The Frankfurter Buchmesse 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 Frankfurter Buchmesse offers essential services and an ideal setting for the activities of publishers, entrepreneurs, pioneers, experts and visionaries. The Frankfurter Buchmesse is a subsidiary of the German Publishers & Booksellers Association.

Contact for the media:
Press & Corporate Communications, Frankfurter Buchmesse
Katja Böhne, Vice President Marketing & Communications, tel.: +49 (0) 69 2102-138,
Kathrin Grün, Head of Press & Communications, Tel.: +49 (0) 69 2102-170,
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