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2019

29 March 2019

German-Norwegian literary festival in Oslo: “Towards Frankfurt”

From 26 to 28 April 2019, the German-Norwegian literary festival “Towards Frankfurt” in Oslo will offer a preview of what’s to come. Over 90 writers from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Norway will read from their books and discuss the themes they explore in their works. Never before have this many German-language authors come together in Norway at the same time.

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21 March 2019

Norway – “The Dream We Carry”

At a press conference in Leipzig, Norway, Guest of Honour at Frankfurter Buchmesse 2019, celebrated the start of its literature programme. 18 Norwegian authors and their works will be in the spotlight over the next few days.

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12 March 2019

Applications are open for the 2019 Frankfurter Buchmesse fellowship and grant programmes

Applications are now open for three international programmes: the Frankfurt Fellowship, the Frankfurt Invitation Programme and the new funding programme for translators of literature and non-fiction – Frankfurt International Translators.

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12 March 2019

THE ARTS+ and B3 Biennial of the Moving Image agree strategic partnership

Two groundbreaking events in the international art and culture scene are joining forces: THE ARTS+ Future of Culture Festival and the B3 Biennial of the Moving Image.

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5 March 2019

Seeking daring creatives: Win a stand at Frankfurter Buchmesse with the Wild Card

Are you feeling creative? For the fifth year in a row, Frankfurter Buchmesse (16-20 October 2019) is awarding its Wild Card. Whoever can provide the best, most imaginitive answers to three questions about their exhibition concept will win a grand prize: an 8-sqm stand at the world’s biggest fair for content.

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5 March 2019

Expert talk: Robopsychology and Ethics in AI

When artificial intelligence (AI) meets culture and society, many ethical questions arise. Who needs psychological counselling: robots or people? Who should define the ethical guidelines for AI? These are some of the topics addressed in the expert talk “Robopsychology and Ethics in AI” with Prof Martina Mara, researcher and robopsychologist at Johannes Kepler University Linz and member of the Austrian Council on Robotics and Artificial Intelligence.

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1 March 2019

In its tenth year, Festival Neue Literatur announces the theme for this year's events: "In Memory We Trust"

This year marks the tenth anniversary of Festival Neue Literatur (28-31 March 2019), the first and only festival in New York City to spotlight German-language and U.S. fiction together. The theme of the 2019 festival is “In Memory We Trust”.

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18 February 2019

German Guest of Honour presentation was a major draw at the Taipei International Book Exhibition.

"German Stories" took centre stage at the 2019 Taipei International Book Exhibition (12-17 February). As part of Germany's Guest of Honour presentation 13 German authors travelled to Taiwan to exchange ideas with Taiwanese journalists, academics and authors. They captivated the audience and received an incredible response: All of the events at the German stand were filled to capacity and followed by lively discussions.

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14 February 2019

BOOKFEST: Call for Participation – publishers and partners can submit their ideas starting now

In 2018, BOOKFEST attracted 25,000 visitors with 77 events at 21 locations. In 2019, the festival is to take place again on a similar scale. What is new this year is that publishers and partners can submit their own programme ideas. The Call for Participation is open until 30 April 2019.

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12 February 2019

#germanstories – Guest of Honour Germany opens stand at Taipei International Book Exhibition (TIBE) 2019

“German Stories” is the theme of Germany’s role as Guest of Honour at the Taiwanese book fair from 12-17 February 2019. The German delegation traveling to Taipei includes 13 authors, who will present their work in tandem with Taiwanese authors.

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5 February 2019

Frankfurter Buchmesse Publishers' Tour Cannes: Call for Applications

The 72nd Cannes Film Festival will take place from 14 to 25 May 2019. This year, for the first time, Frankfurter Buchmesse (16-20 October 2019) is organising a Publishers’ Tour in Cannes for six publishers from Germany and publishers from Frankfurt’s upcoming Guest of Honour countries.

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4 February 2019

#onthesamepage gewinnt Politikaward 2019

On 30 January, the ON THE SAME PAGE campaign of Frankfurter Buchmesse and Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels (German Publishers and Booksellers Association) received the Politikaward (Politics Award) for the category “Kampagne von Unternehmen und Verbänden” (“Campaign by companies and associations”).

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21 January 2019

Books at Berlinale 2019: 12 international books seek film producers

Twelve exceptional books suitable for adaptation to the screen have been selected for Books at Berlinale 2019, and film producers can discover them at the Berlinale Co-Production Market in Berlin’s Abgeordnetenhaus (state parliament) on 11 February 2019.

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8 January 2019

“German Stories”– Germany is Guest of Honour at the Taipei International Book Exhibition (TIBE) 2019

“German Stories” will be the theme of Germany’s presentation at the Taipei International Book Exhibition from 12 to 17 February 2019.

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2018

17 December 2018

IPR License strengthens its international network by signing S. Fischer publishing houses

IPR License, the marketplace to buy and sell rights within the publishing industry worldwide, owned by Frankfurter Buchmesse, has today announced it has further strengthened its international network by signing the renowned German publishing houses of S. Fischer.

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3 December 2018

RightsTech Project announces RightsTech: Europe

The inaugural RightsTech: Europe conference, which will be held on 9-10 September 2019 in Frankfurt.

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12 November 2018

Frankfurter Buchmesse renews sponsorship of 2018 FutureBook Awards

Frankfurter Buchmesse is sponsoring the ‘FutureBook of the Year’, a category designed to celebrate innovative books. The winner will be announced on Friday, 30 November.

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14 October 2018

70th Frankfurter Buchmesse: International participation increases / Dynamic licensing business / Focus on human rights / BOOKFEST captivates public

The 70th Frankfurter Buchmesse comprised a week full of events, conferences, talks and highlights for the book trade and the general public.

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12 October 2018

Frankfurter Buchmesse Film Awards: The Winners

Awards in three categories and a "Special Recognition" for HILDA

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11 October 2018

European Manifesto on Supporting Innovation for Cultural & Creative Sectors

Why the cultural and creative sectors must be treated as a key sector when it comes to innovation policies and public funding

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11 October 2018

Glittering award ceremony for the 3rd Global Illustration Awards in the new Frankfurt Pavilion

Prizes in five categories and a “Grand Award” were presented

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11 October 2018

The nominees for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2019 have been announced

Next year, 246 candidates from 64 countries will be in the running for the world’s largest and most prestigious children’s literature award, the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award.

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9 October 2018

Big data, Scholarly Kitchen and @maedelsabende: Scientific highlights in Frankfurt

Hall 4.2 of the Frankfurter Buchmesse brings together the world’s biggest companies from the fields of STM, academic publishing and business information

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8 October 2018

Training and further education in the publishing sector

Information, events and networks for young industry professionals at Frankfurter Buchmesse 2018

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5 October 2018

“Lettres d’Afrique: changing the narrative”

New African stage at Frankfurter Buchmesse

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5 October 2018

Walkable catalogues, toy robotics and its own stage: Frankfurt Kids

500-sqm area for children’s and young adult media at the Frankfurter Buchmesse

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5 October 2018

Culinary nation branding in the Gourmet Gallery of the Frankfurter Buchmesse (10-14 October 2018)

Culinary nation branding in the Gourmet Gallery of the Frankfurter Buchmesse (10-14 October 2018)

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5 October 2018

Premiere of the Frankfurter Buchmesse Film Awards

Invitation to the award ceremony on the Thursday of the Book Fair // A Book Is a Film Is a Game networking day

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