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22 January 2019   |   Edition: 295
Contemporary books from Germany and many related activities
This year at the 27th New Delhi World Book Fair, the German Book Office New Delhi presented books from Germany along with activities and events to promote German literature of various genres.

Stand of the German Book Office at the New Delhi World Book Fair 2019


A collection of over 200 contemporary German books in German as well as English translation -- graphic novels, children’s literature, the German Book Prize longlist, and selection from Deutsche Welle ‘100 German Must-Reads’ -- adorned the stands of the German Book Office New Delhi. 

Deutsche Welle correspondents Sabine Kieselbach and David Levitz presented their multimedia project '100 German Must-Reads'


Deutsche Welle’s multimedia project ‘100 German Must-Reads’ was brought to New Delhi by DW correspondents Sabine Kieselbach and David Levitz, in cooperation with the German Book Office New Delhi. The project, as DW describes it, is ‘the definitive list of recommended reading from German-speaking coutnries, in English translation.’ They presented the project at the Oxford Bookstore on 6 January and at the Book Fair on 8 January. They also interacted with interested readers who were exploring the collection present at the GBO stand. 

Find out more about the '100 German Must-Reads' and explore the list with the fascinating book trailer available here.

A day of translation activities and German card games at the GBO stand


It was a day to promote German language and literature via translation activities and games. The translation activity saw participation from a number of students who are currently in various stages of learning the German language. The participant who translated Die Tur Bliebt Zu, written and illustrated by Sabine Ludwig and Isabel Kreitz, won a prize from GBO for her translation. Come evening, the stand was a choc-a-block  as ‘Spielzeit’ commenced. Hosted by the library team of the Goethe Institut New Delhi, it was an evening of playing fun and interactive card games meant for both children and adults. Even those with no prior know-how of the German language participated and went away having learnt some German words and phrases.

Young audience members with storyteller Kamal Kabuliwala after the dramatic reading session


With the aim of taking German stories across borders and languages, performance storyteller Kamal Kabuliwala did a dramatic reading, in Hindi translation, of German children stories Du bist echt stark kleiner tiger by Marina Krämer, and Häuptling Dicke Backe by Barbara van den Speulhof and Jan Birck. 

Illustrations created by participants at Visual Re-Imagination


The collection of contemporary German graphic novels was one of the special attractions at the stand this year. ‘Visual Re-Imagination’ invited artists, illustrators and doodlers to browse the collection, and re-create graphics from their favourite title. Participants got inspired and recreated the visuals from various titles in various ways.  

German Book Office New Delhi
c/o AVANTA Business Centre | International Trade Tower | 2nd Floor | Block "E" | Nehru Place | New Delhi 110024 | India

t +91 11 6617 2442 | t +91 11 4912 0951 | e info@newdelhi.gbo.org | www.newdelhi.gbo.org

German Book Office New Delhi is a joint venture between the Frankfurt Book Fair and the Federal Foreign Office, Berlin.

Associated links:
www.book-fair.com | www.publishingperspectives.com


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