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22 January 2019   |   Edition: 295
Juergen Boos, CEO, Frankfurter Buchmesse will be speaking the Jaipur Bookmark and JLF
Juergen Boos, CEO, Frankfurter Buchmesse

The CEO of the world's largest trade fair of publishing, the Frankfurt Book Fair, will be opening the Jaipur Bookmark tomorrow, 23 January 2019. Mr Juergen Boos will be delivering a keynote address on the freedom to publish. “In our industry, the freedom to publish is in our DNA. It is the backbone of publishing. One of the greatest missions we have at the Frankfurter Buchmesse is to protect freedom of expression and the freedom to publish,” says Mr Boos. He will also be in conversation with Urvashi Butalia in the session titled ‘So many books, so less time’ at the Zee Jaipur Literature Festival. We invite you to hear him speak and discuss issues of self-censorship, freedom of speech, publishing trends and reading trends, all with a global perspective.

/ Keynote Address: 'The Freedom to Publish'
Juergen Boos, introduced by Margit Walso
23 January 2019 | 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM | Durbar Hall, Jaipur BookMark

/ So Many Books, So Little Time 
Juergen Boos in conversation with Urvashi Butalia
Contrary to received wisdom about their death, ever larger numbers of books are being published today. Successful new publishers are appearing on the literary firmament, old ones don't seem in any danger of closing and self publishing is a flourishing industry. The human desire to expand personal horizons through reading continues unabated. But are they reading books? And if yes, are these print books or? If no, what are they reading? Have the explosions in information, the shortages of time, the speed of things affected the way people read? Are we refusing to acknowledge that there are just too many books and not enough time to read them? In a freewheeling discussion on the changing patterns of publishing and reading, CEO and Director of the Frankfurt Book Fair, Juergen Boos, will be in conversation with publisher Urvashi Butalia.
24 January 2019 | 2:30 to 3:30 PM | Mughal Tent, ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival

/ To know more about the Frankfurter Buchmesse, visit https://www.buchmesse.de/en
/ To know more about the Jaipur Bookmark and Jaipur Literature Festival programme, visit https://jaipurliteraturefestival.org/

31 January is the registration deadline for FBM 2019
Register now to secure your participation at the world's largest content trade fair

31 January 2019 is the deadline to secure your spot at the world's largest trade fair for publishing, so REGISTER NOW for the Frankfurter Buchmesse 2019! In order to gain a better allocation or/and to secure their previous year's allocation space, all continuing exhibitors are requested to register by the aforementioned deadline.

In case of queries or to register, please contact
Angela Albert
Project Manager, German Book Office New Delhi
albert@newdelhi.gbo.org | +91 11 6617 2441

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 various interactive activities and events to promote Indo-German literary exchange. Here's a quick overview from all the happenings at the GBO stand at the Fair.

The German Book Office stand at the New Delhi World Book Fair 2019

A collection of over 200 contemporary German books in German and English -- graphic novels, children's literature, German Book Prize longlist, and the Deutsche Welle's '100 German Must Reads' -- were a part of the GBO stand at the NDWBF this year.

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.

Participants translating excerpts from German books at Translation Thursday

The translation activity hosted at the stand saw participation from a number of students who are currently in various stages of learning the German language. The participants translated excerpts from various titles available at the stand. The participant who translated Die Tur Bliebt Zu, written and illustrated by Sabine Ludwig and Isabel Kreitz, won a special GBO goodie bag for her entry. 

An evening of playing German card games, organised by the Goethe Institut

Hosted by the library team of the Goethe Institut New Delhi at the GBO stand, Spielzeit  was an evening of playing fun and interactive card games. The stand was chock-a-block with children and adults alike, participating in the games. 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.

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www.book-fair.com | www.publishingperspectives.com


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