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2019

3 September 2019

Frankfurter Buchmesse: New hall layout for 2020

The largest leading international trade fair for commercial content is changing: The Frankfurter Buchmesse Team is currently developing a new hall layout that will take effect in 2020 (14–18 October 2020).

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2 September 2019

All about writing: the new Frankfurt Authors Area

With the new Frankfurt Authors Area in Hall 3.0, Frankfurter Buchmesse (16-20 October 2019) has created a new space dedicated to writing. Frankfurt Authors is an extension of the previous Self-Publishing Area – with a new stage, signing area and lounge as well as a professional programme and networking events.

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27 August 2019

THE ARTS+/B3 Future of Culture Festival 2019: The festival with a view to the future of culture

THE ARTS+ 2019 (16 to 20 October 2019) takes place in Hall 4.1. Once again this year, our Future of Culture Festival will offer plenty of inspiration to visitors. Please find more information in our press release below.

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22 August 2019

BOOKFEST 2019 – Programme Highlights

In its second year, BOOKFEST once again has exceptional readings, concerts, parties and performances planned that will create a week-long festival atmosphere in Frankfurt - with Margaret Atwood, Ken Follett, Maja Lunde, Jo Nesbø, Elif Shafak, Colson Whitehead and many more.

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16 August 2019

CREATE YOUR REVOLUTION-Talks: Creative minds will share their thoughts on the future of culture

With CREATE YOUR REVOLUTION-Talks (Wednesday, 16 October 2019) Frankfurter Buchmesse is giving the stage to a kaleidoscope of global change makers whose powerful ideas are shaping a bright and hopeful future. Tickets are available now.

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13 August 2019

Call for Participation: Books on Revolution

For the fourth time, the Focus: Film Networking Day “A Book is a Film is a Game” will take place at Frankfurter Buchmesse. On Friday, 18 October 2019, the spotlight at THE ARTS+ Salon in Hall 4.1. will be on adapting literary material for the screen as well as on current trends in the field of moving images. Experts from the publishing and film world, gaming and new media sectors will come together at exciting workshops and talks.

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9 July 2019

The 2019 Global 50 CEO Talk at Frankfurter Buchmesse to feature Kelly Luegenbiehl, VP International Originals at Netflix

Kelly Luegenbiehl, Netflix’s Vice President International Originals, will be featured at this year’s Global 50 CEO Talk at Frankfurter Buchmesse (16-20 October 2019) on Wednesday, 16 October 2019, from 2pm to 3pm in the Frankfurt Pavilion.

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4 July 2019

Frankfurter Buchmesse: Expanded book sales at the weekend

For the first time this year, exhibitors at Frankfurter Buchmesse (16–20 October 2019) will be able to sell books and media on both the Saturday and Sunday of the fair. The organisers of the world’s largest industry event are thereby accommodating a wish expressed by many publishers.

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2 July 2019

Frankfurter Buchmesse launches global campaign “Create Your Revolution” to celebrate culture as a driver of innovation

This year’s Frankfurter Buchmesse (16-20 October 2019) is putting culture back at the center of global discussion. Together with the United Nations and Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels (German Publishers & Booksellers Association), Frankfurter Buchmesse is launching the global campaign “Create Your Revolution – Initiative For The Future Of Culture”.

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28 June 2019

Translators can now apply for the GINT Translation Prize

The Geisteswissenschaften International Nonfiction Translation prize competition (GINT) is now entering its fourth round. Emerging translators from German to English can take part in the competition, sponsored by the German Publishers and Booksellers Association and the Frankfurt Book Fair New York, up to October 15.

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13 June 2019

BOOKFEST 2019: Exclusive presentation by celebrated crime writer Jo Nesbø of his new Harry Hole novel "Knife"

The bestselling Norwegian author Jo Nesbø will present his new book "Knife" (Penguin Random House, publication date: 9 July 2019) at BOOKFEST at Frankfurter Buchmesse (16-20 October 2019).

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12 June 2019

Frankfurter Buchmesse Wildcard: The winners are KIMBUK Festival and Scenarex

A Berlin-based children’s book festival for diversity and a Canadian blockchain startup for e-books win free book fair stand.

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12 June 2019

Frankfurter Buchmesse launches Frankfurt Audio

The world of audiobooks, podcasts and smart speakers will be represented at this year’s Frankfurter Buchmesse with its own, newly created thematic area and programme: Frankfurt Audio.

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4 June 2019

Norway – The Dream We Carry

At a press conference on 4 June in Frankfurt, the Guest of Honour Norway presented its extensive cultural programme, the concept for the Guest of Honour Pavilion and the list of authors who will attend the fair.

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3 June 2019

Call for entries: Frankfurter Buchmesse Film Awards 2019

For the second time, Frankfurter Buchmesse (16-20 October 2019) will award the Frankfurter Buchmesse Film Awards. The submissions period is now open for two categories.

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28 May 2019

7th StoryDrive Exhibition and Conference to be held in Beijing (28 May - 1 June)

‘The Future of Culture’ is the theme of the 2019 StoryDrive Exhibition and Conference held from 28 May to 1 June 2019. Featured topics inlcude artificial intelligence (AI), trans-cultural storytelling and science fiction.

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30 April 2019

Frankfurter Buchmesse Film Awards: Call for entries – seeking the best illustrated books on film

For the second time, Frankfurter Buchmesse and the MGIP Motovun Group of International Publishers are once again awarding the “Best Illustrated Book on Film” as part of the Frankfurter Buchmesse Film Awards. The deadline for submissions is 31 May 2019.

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29 April 2019

German-Norwegian encounters: 4,700 visitors attend #tysklitteraturfest in Oslo

Norway is the Guest of Honour at this year's Frankfurter Buchmesse (16-20 October 2019). This is the first time that a Frankfurter Buchmesse Guest of Honour has organised a festival for its host in the run-up to the fair. The first Tysk-Norsk (German-Norwegian) literary festival, in which more than 40 German-speaking and 64 Norwegian authors participated, drew some 4,700 literature enthusiasts to Oslo’s House of Literature.

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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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