Press conferences and events

Preview press conference Frankfurter Buchmesse 2019 in Frankfurt

Monday 9 September 2019

11.00 am – 12.00 am

place: Haus des Buches, Braubachstraße 16, 60311 Frankfurt

room: Lounge, level 2

Speaker:

  • Juergen Boos, Director Frankfurter Buchmesse

Further speakers will be announced in August.

Language: German

Pre-registration is possible from 2 September 2019 via this webseite.

Preview press conference Frankfurter Buchmesse 2019 in Berlin

Monday 30 September 2019

10.00 am – 11.00 am

place: Berliner Büro des Börsenvereins, Schiffbauerdamm 5, 10117 Berlin

Speaker:

  • Juergen Boos, Director Frankfurter Buchmesse

Further speakers will be announced in August.

Language: German

Pre-registration is possible from 2 September 2019 via this webseite.

Opening press conference Frankfurter Buchmesse 2019

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

11.00am -12.00am

place: Frankfurt Pavilion, Agora, fair

Speaker:

  • Juergen Boos, Director Frankfurter Buchmesse
  • Heinrich Riethmüller, President of the German Publishers & Booksellers Association

Further speakers will be announced in September.

Language: German/English

Pre-registration is possible from 2 September 2019 via this webseite.

Press tour of the Guest of Honour Presentation Norway

Following the Opening Press Conference Frankfurter Buchmesse 2019, there will be a press tour by the Guest of Honour Presentation Norway.

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

c. 12.30 am

meeting point: Counter Presentation of the Guest of Honour "Norway", Forum, Level 1

Speaker will be announced in September.

Pre-registration is possible from 2 September 2019 via this webseite.

For interview requests, further information and press materials please contact:

c/o Literaturtest

Krystyna Swiatek

Adalbertstraße 5

10999 Berlin

phoneT: +49 (0)30-531 40 70-20 | Fax +49 (0)30-531 40 70-99

E-Mail: presse@norla.no

Website: www.norwegen2019.de

Arrival Literary train at Frankfurt Main Station   

15 Oktober 2019

c. 2 pm

place: Frankfurt Main Station

HRH The Crown Princess Mette-Marit is an ambassador for Norwegian literature abroad. Through a wide array of activities and events the Crown Princess shows her engagement for literature and reading. One of these activities is the literature train in which the Crown Princess has travelled around Norway with annually visiting libraries and houses of literature. This year, for the first time, she will travel on a literary train tour outside Norway: The Crown Princess will arrive at Frankfurter Buchmesse with a literary train.

Further guests will be announced in September.

 

 

Opening Ceremony of the Frankfurter Buchmesse 2019

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

17.00pm - 18.30pm

place: Congress Center Messe Frankfurt (CMF), Level C.2

room: Room Harmonie

Speaker:

  • Juergen Boos, Director Frankfurter Buchmesse (3-5 min.)
  • Heinrich Riethmüller, President of the German Publishers & Booksellers Association (3-5 min.)
  • Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Norway (speach, 10-15 min.)

Literary speakers Norway:

HRH The Crown Princess Mette-Marit

Erika Fatland, author

Karl Ove Knausgård, author

Elle Márjá Eira (Sami)

Language: German/English/Norwegian

Further speakers will be announced in September.

Registration: Participation in the Opening Ceremony is only possible with prior registration and confirmation. Please write to press@buchmesse.de by 1.9.2019 stating your client and your activity (e.g. photographer, camera, radio, social media/online, print).

    Guest of Honour "Canada 2020" press conference 

    Thuersday, 17 October 2019

    11.00pm - 12.00am

    place: Frankfurt Pavilion, Agora, fair

    Speaker:

    • Juergen Boos, Director der Frankfurter Buchmesse

    Further speakers will be announced in September.

    Language: German/English/French

    Pre-registration is possible from 2 September 2019 via this webseite

    Jo Nesbo (Registration for journalists only)

    Thursday 17 Oktober 2019
    8 pm

    Place: Congress Center Messe Frankfurt (CMF), level C.2

    Room: Harmonie

    Pre-registration is possible from 2 September 2019 via this website.

    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). The event, which will be held on Thursday, 17 October at 8.00 p.m. in the Congress Center of Messe Frankfurt, will be moderated by hr2 host Alf Mentzer; Oliver Mommsen, a former star of the popular German TV crime series “Tatort”, will give a reading from the German version of the book (Messer – Ein Fall für Harry Hole, Ullstein Verlag).

     

     

    Handover Ceremony: GoH  Norway 2019  – GoH Canada 2020

    Sunday 20 Oktober 2019
    3.30 pm – 4.30 pm

    place: Messegelände, Forum, Ebene 1, Presentation of the Guest of Honour "Norway", Forum, Level 1

    Room: Forum, level 1

    Language: German/English/French

    Speaker:

    • Juergen Boos, Director Frankfurter Buchmesse

    Further speakers will be announced in September. Pre-registration is possible from 2 September 2019 via this webseite.