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28 September 2023

Salman Rushdie, Lizzie Doron, Cornelia Funke: Audience highlights at FBM23

For the 75th time, Frankfurter Buchmesse (18–22 October 2023) will be celebrating new books, inspiring authors and moving stories: on the first literary stage jointly hosted by broadcasters ARD, ZDF and 3sat, in the Congress Center’s main hall, in the Frankfurt Studio, in the Frankfurt Pavilion, on the new open stage, and throughout Frankfurt during BOOKFEST city.  

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27 September 2023

Only public appearance at #fbm23: Salman Rushdie is guest at the Literature Gala on the Saturday of the fair

For the Saturday of the fair, 21 October at 7 p.m., Frankfurter Buchmesse, ARD, ZDF and 3sat invite you to one of the highlights of the book fair days: the "Frankfurter Buchmesse special: Literature Gala". The event offers culture and literature fans the exclusive opportunity to experience hearing the award-winning British-Indian author Salman Rushdie live.

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20 September 2023

An anniversary featuring politics, philosophy and poetry

In its anniversary year, the 75th Frankfurter Buchmesse (18–22 October 2023) will offer a high-profile programme of cultural and political events – as a forum for literature and for social debate.

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19 September 2023

Frankfurt Audio: spotlight on the spoken word

Latest innovations, trends and services from the audio and podcast sector at the Frankfurter Buchmesse.

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14 September 2023

Democratic, discursive and diverse: Politics at Frankfurter Buchmesse

Political panels with UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk, climate activist Lea Bonasera, Irina Scherbakova (Memorial) and many more

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11 September 2023

Education, academic and specialist information at the 75th Frankfurter Buchmesse

The summarised offers from education, science and specialist information at the 75th Frankfurter Buchmesse.

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5 September 2023

Germany's Federal Chancellor and Slovenia's President to open 75th Frankfurter Buchmesse

German Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz and Slovenian President Nataša Pirc Musar will open the 75th Frankfurter Buchmesse on Tuesday, 17 October 2023.

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31 August 2023

In search of good stories: Book-to-Screen Day at Frankfurter Buchmesse connects filmmakers with the book industry

On Friday (20 October 2023), this year's Frankfurter Buchmesse (18-22 October 2023) will put the spotlight on the topic of film and series adaptations with the Book-to-Screen Day. Numerous events will give filmmakers access to the international book industry and promote exchange between the various players.

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18 August 2023

The Philippines will be Guest of Honour at Frankfurter Buchmesse 2025

The Philippines will be Guest of Honour at Frankfurter Buchmesse 2025. Today, the official Guest of Honour contract was signed in Davao.

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26 July 2023

Funding project to strengthen cooperation between German and Ukrainian book industries

A new funding project is being set up to support the Ukrainian book trade and foster deeper exchange between the Ukrainian and German cultural sectors.

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14 July 2023

Fully booked: Record interest in Frankfurter Buchmesse's Literary Agents & Scouts Centre

Scheduled to welcome 326 agencies from 31 countries, the Literary Agents & Scouts Centre (LitAg) at the 75th Frankfurter Buchmesse (18-22 October 2023) is sold out. A total of 548 work tables have been reserved.

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10 July 2023

Marc-Uwe Kling, Cornelia Funke, Deborah Feldman and many more at the 75th Frankfurter Buchmesse!

For the 75th time, Frankfurter Buchmesse (18 - 22 October 2023) will open its doors in October and celebrate hundreds of stories and the authors behind them. Among those taking part are Marc-Uwe Kling, Cornelia Funke, Deborah Feldman, Rafik Schami and Christopher Clark. Tickets for public and trade visitors are now available online.

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22 June 2023

"Honeycomb of Words" – Slovenia, Guest of Honour at Frankfurter Buchmesse 2023

Slovenia is the Guest of Honour of the 75th Frankfurter Buchmesse (18-22 October 2023). On 15th June 2023, Slovenia presented its literary and cultural programme, the concept of the Guest of Honour Pavilion and the list of authors who will be attending the fair at a press conference in Frankfurt. The director of the Slovenian Book Agency JAK, Katja Stergar, the architect Jure Sadar and the curators Matthias Göritz, Miha Kovač and Amalija Maček provided insights into the different themes.

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30 March 2023

2024 Guest of Honour Italy: Italian Foreign Ministry steps up translation initiative for German-language book market

Publishers from Germany, Austria and Switzerland have until 5 May 2023 to apply to Italy’s cultural institutes for grants to translate titles that will be published in conjunction with Italy’s appearance as Guest of Honour at Frankfurter Buchmesse 2024.

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15 March 2023

75th Frankfurter Buchmesse: Activities for the 2023 anniversary year begin on 15 March

A comprehensive chronicle of the book fair is released on 15 March 2023, commencing the activities to celebrate the 75th Frankfurter Buchmesse (18-22 October 2023).

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13 March 2023

Frankfurt Pavilion at Frankfurter Buchmesse receives Martin Elsaesser Plaque 2023

Under the title "Large Houses, Small Houses - Excellent Architecture in Hessen 2018-2023", ten buildings will be awarded the "Martin Elsaesser Plaque" in 2023. Among them is the Frankfurt Pavilion, the cultural and political stage of Frankfurter Buchmesse on the Agora.

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9 March 2023

Fellowship and grant programmes to the 75th Frankfurter Buchmesse

Industry professionals from all over the world can now apply for the various funding programmes of the 75th Frankfurter Buchmesse. Target groups include licensing managers and translators. For the second time, a special promotional programme has been set up for publishers from Ukraine and its neighbouring countries. The deadline for applications is 30 April 2023.

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13 February 2023

Juergen Boos, Director of Frankfurter Buchmesse, receives Order of Isabel la Católica

As part of the state visit of Their Majesties the Spanish Royal Couple, Juergen Boos, Director and Managing Director of Frankfurter Buchemsse, was awarded the "Encomienda de Número de la Orden de Isabel la Católica". The reason behind him receiving this is his commitment to Spanish literature and culture, as well as his promotion of German-Spanish relations.

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9 February 2023

Juergen Boos, Director of Frankfurter Buchmesse, receives Royal Norwegian Order of Merit Knight 1st Class

Juergen Boos has been appointed Knight 1st Class of the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit by His Majesty King Harald V of Norway for his commitment to Norwegian literature and culture and the German-Norwegian relations.

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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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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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