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28 May 2019   |   Edition:305
Hjertelig velkommen, Norge!

Every year Frankfurter Buchmesse welcomes a different country as its Guest of Honour. The guest country presents its literature and culture at the fair in Frankfurt, as well as many other locations throughout the country, and gives Frankfurter Buchmesse a new face each year.

The Guest of Honour of Frankfurter Buchmesse 2019 is Norway –a land of great Literature: from the classics of Henrik Ibsen and Knut Hamsun to the modern best-sellers of Karl Ove Knausgård and Jo Nesbø. Norwegians read more than any other European nationality, and the country has produced three winners of the Nobel Prize for Literature. Norway’s slogan as Guest of Honour at the Frankfurter Buchmesse 2019 is ‘The Dream We Carry’.The words derive from the poem ‘It Is That Dream’ by the much loved Norwegian poet Olav H. Hauge (1908–94). 

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.

Programme of the German-Norwegian literary festival 

Guest of Honour Calendar of Events and activities

Readings, poetry slams, concerts and exhibitions: Many dates have already been set. Click here to view the list.

The complete programme: How we focus on Norway throughout the year. Click here to view the list.

We very much look forward to experiencing the literature, art, culture and stories from Europe's far north. Join us on a tour of discovery.


Here are plenty of reasons to visit Frankfurter Buchmesse:
/ Frankfurt Authors
All about Writing – for all Writers at the Frankfurt Authors area.Everything for authors, bloggers, self-publishers, independents, podcasters and passionate writers.Frankfurt Authors provides you with a forum where you can meet your readers, present your work and network with other bloggers, authors and writers.
For more information, click here

/ Literary Agents & Scouts Centre (LitAg)
Your workplace at the heart of the Book fair at Literary Agents & Scouts Centre (LitAg). It is the largest rights centre for agents and scouts in the world. It is your personal desk, complete with full office infrastructure. It plays an important role in establishing a network for the distribution of works by famous authors.
For more information, click here

/ The International Library Centre (ILC)
The innovation hub of the library industry- everything from digital archives to virtual content.The ILC is a work centre where companies from the library sector can book a fixed working space for the duration of the fair. At the ILC librarians, publishers and information specialists can rent a desk for customer meetings during the fair. 
For more information, click here

/ Frankfurt Audio
The world of audiobooks, podcasts and smart speakers comes together here. 
Frankfurt Audio offers a new venue for exhibitors showcasing the latest products and trends, stages for presentations and networking opportunities for audio content professionals and industry leaders. Present your audio content in the new Frankfurt Audio Area and book your stand now. 
For more information, click here

/ BOOKFEST – Frankfurt celebrates good stories!
Frankfurt focuses on literature and networking. Over five days, publishing experts, writers and culture fans from around the world come to the book fair in Frankfurt. All this awaits you at BOOKFEST – the Frankfurter Buchmesse Festival. As an extension of already popular events like OPEN BOOKS, the city's reading festival, you can experience exciting presentations of literature and stories at unique venues and special locations. 
For more information, click here

/ Your Workplace on Rights Tuesday
Be there when rights trading begins on Rights Tuesday: a day before the official opening! Book your table now at the Publishing Rights Corner.
Take advantage of both the Publishers Rights Corner and the Frankfurt Rights Meeting, the hallmark event for the rights and licences community. The “Who is Who” of the industry has been meeting and networking here, shedding light on rights markets, current developments, trends and challenges in the rights business.
For more information, click here

/ Self-Publishing & Authors
Self-publishing on digital platforms has developed into a crucial new channel within the book industry. It allows authors to publish and sell their books directly to the consumer. This business model is new for authors as well as for providers. Frankfurter Buchmesse embraces this topic with a special space: the Frankfurt Authors Area.Here we offer a wide range of presentations,discussions and workshops for authors, providers and all those interested in self-publishing.

If you love literature and culture, Frankfurter Buchmesse is your colourful cultural festival that will inspire you and last a long time. Let your experience begin- with a Ticket!Go directly to the ticket shop: Exhibitor ticket  Visitor ticket&

The Agora is the colourful centre of Frankfurter Buchmesse

Welcome to Frankfurter Buchmesse, the world’s leading venue for printed and digital content. Here is where publishing experts meet up with partners from the technology and creative industries such as film and games–to exchange ideas,be inspired,try out new technologies and cultivate contacts.
Frankfurter Buchmesse is the most important marketplace worldwide for printed and digital content and a great social and cultural event. In October, publishing experts, writers, players from the creative industry and culture enthusiasts from across the world will meet here to network, discuss, negotiate, make decisions, to marvel and celebrate. Frankfurt becomes the worldwide hub of the media and publishing industry with ground-breaking contracts,innovative technologies and world literature you can touch.  Frankfurter Buchmesse is one of the most renowned cultural festivals in the world. Fans of literature and culture, artists and authors, experts from the publishing and technology sectors as well as from the film and games industry all meet here to talk shop. 
Agora is the beating heart of the entire event. All roads lead to the Agora - the place for creativity and good stories, for inspiration and new friendships.
Frankfurt Pavilion
The new landmark at Frankfurter Buchmesse.

Welcome to the publishing industry's largest event. But it's about much more than books: Each year in October, ideas that change the world are born in Frankfurt!

Some of the Awards at the Frankfurter Buchmesse:
1. Friedenpreis des deutschen Buchhandels (Peace Prize of the German Publishers and Booksellers Association)- To know more, click here

2. Frankfurter Buchmesse Film Awards- To know more, click here

3. The Global Illustration Award- To know more, click here

4. The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award- To know more, click here

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