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Guest of Honour 2021: Canada

Canada is Guest of Honour at Frankfurter Buchmesse 2021. Visit the fair and get to know the literature, art and culture of this exciting and diverse country.

Canada Announces Virtual Program for Frankfurter Buchmesse 2020 Special Edition

The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage, announced Canada’s virtual programming for this year’s special edition, in a video message today. The minister was joined virtually by the Honourable Stéphane Dion, Canadian Ambassador to Germany and Special Envoy to the European Union and Europe, Juergen Boos, President of the Frankfurter Buchmesse, and Caroline Fortin, President of Canada FBM2020.

Canada's physical presentation in Frankfurt postponed to 2021

Originally planned for 2020, Canada’s presentation as Guest of Honour at Frankfurter Buchmesse (14–18 October 2020) has been postponed until 2021 due to the changed conditions caused by Covid-19.

Premiere: Canada to be Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2020

7 October 2016 – Yesterday, Juergen Boos, Director of the Frankfurt Book Fair, and The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, signed the contract for Canada’s participation as Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2020 (14-18 October 2020).

Invitation to preview press conference: Canada as Guest of Honour at Frankfurter Buchmesse 2020

Canada will be the Guest of Honour at Frankfurter Buchmesse 2020 (14-18 October). We invite you to take part in Canada's preview press conference on Thursday, 17 October 2019 at 11 am.

Funding programmes for translations.

Here publishers and translators will find organisations that offer programmes for the promotion of translations. For more information contact Frankfurter Buchmesse.

The Governor General of Canada to open Frankfurter Buchmesse

The Governor General of Canada, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary May Simon, will travel to Frankfurt from 19 to 21 October 2021, where she will represent Canada, the Guest of Honour at this year’s Frankfurter Buchmesse (20-24 October 2021).The Governor General will speak at the opening ceremony and the opening of the Canadian pavilion. This will be Her Excellency’s first visit abroad since being installed as the 30th Governor General of Canada on July 26, 2021.

Francophone Literature in Canada: Three Novels from Quebec

Have a look in the workshop of literary translators Sonja Finck and Frank Heibert

Francophone Literature in Canada: Three Novels from Quebec

Have a look in the workshop of literary translators Sonja Finck and Frank Heibert

Gerd Braune talks to Karin Dalka (Frankfurter Rundschau) about how the indigenous population in Canada was and is treated in the past and today.

Gerd Braune talks about the situation of the indigenous peoples in Canada in the past and present.

Guest of Honour Canada presents GuestScroll to Spain – Guest of Honour at Frankfurter Buchmesse 2022

On the last day of Frankfurter Buchmesse, the current Guest of Honour traditionally says “good bye” by presenting the coming year’s Guest of Honour with the GuestScroll. During a festive ceremony held in the Festhalle on the fairgrounds today (24 October), Caroline Fortin, representing Canada as the 2020/2021 Guest of Honour, handed over the GuestScroll to Maria José Gálvez, director general of Books and Reading Promotion in Spain’s Ministry of Culture and Sport.

Canada in Translation at Frankfurt

Small press authors, publishers, and translators discuss innovation in Canadian-German translation

Re:connect – 73rd Frankfurter Buchmesse to bring global publishing industry back together

200 authors will present their new titles / Hygiene and safety are top priority / Canada will have first-ever hybrid Guest of Honour presence / “How do we want to live?” to serve as focus theme for ARD Book Fair Stage and ARTE / Frankfurt Studio professional programme and festival

International Convention of University Presses - EN

International Convention of University Presses. A networking initiative for academic publishers.

Press material for Frankfurter Buchmesse 2021

From logos and press photos to press releases and press kits - here you will find everything you need for your articles about Frankfurter Buchmesse.

73rd Frankfurter Buchmesse: Back to business, but not (yet) back to normal

Canadian Governor General, Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary May Simon opens Frankfurter Buchmesse | 2,000 companies from 80 countries exhibit on site | Spotlight on over 300 authors | Guest of Honour Canada creates first hybrid pavilion | Focus topic: “How do we want to live our lives?” | International industry leaders participate in “Frankfurt Studio – Inside Publishing” trade programme

Guest of Honour in 2019: Norway.

Every year they are met with great anticipation and pleasure: the Guest of Honour at Frankfurter Buchmesse. Learn more about this year’s Guest of Honour, and future ones, too!

FBM21 - What awaits you in 2021

Frankfurter Buchmesse 2021.
You can find all the news about the Frankfurter Buchmesse 2021 here.
In 2021, we will already start to get in the mood in September with our digital formats, such as The Hof or FBM Masterclasses. And then, finally, in October, we will meet again in person in Frankfurt. Whether international stars, bestselling authors or artists, numerous programme highlights awaited you.
Re:connect. We look forward to seeing you digitally and on site!

73rd Frankfurter Buchmesse: New start for the book industry, joy of reconnecting, and controversy over freedom of expression and its limits

Die 73. Frankfurter Buchmesse (20.-24. Oktober 2021) setzte für die Kulturbranche ein wichtiges Zeichen in der Pandemie. Dank eines umfangreichen Hygienekonzeptes konnte sich das Fach- und das Privatpublikum unter dem Motto “Re:connect” wieder sicher begegnen. 36.000 Fachbesucher*innen aus 105 Ländern und 37.500 Leser*innen aus 85 Ländern hat die Frankfurter Buchmesse 2021 als die erste große Präsenzveranstaltungen der internationalen Buchbranche erreicht. Insgesamt 2013 Unternehmen aus 80 Ländern präsentierten sich in den Hallen, im LitAg, an den neuen Workstations oder als digitale Aussteller*innen im Netz. Insgesamt 2.500 Medienvertreter*innen aus 39 Ländern waren für die diesjährige Frankfurter Buchmesse akkreditiert.

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