In 2017, France will be the Guest of Honour at Frankfurter Buchmesse. Watch this new trailer to get in the mood!
From 11-15 October, France will be the focus of international media attention as the Guest of Honour at Frankfurter Buchmesse.
Yet, well before the Fair, French writers as well as creative and cultural minds will make appearances in German cities. Media representatives already got a first impression of the programme at the Preview Press Conference of the Frankfurter Buchmesse 2016.
On the occasion of its appearance as Guest of Honour at Frankfurter Buchmesse, France will offer funding programmes to global publishers for translations and copyright issues through Institut français and Centre national du Livre. For more information please visit: At the press conference on 28 June they presented their programme.
Since 1976, every year the Frankfurt Book Fair has welcomed a country or region as its Guest of Honour.
After Flanders and the Netherlands, France will present itself to the fair’s international public as Guest of Honour at the 2017 Frankfurt Book Fair. But: How does one become Guest of Honour anyway? And why does the book fair even have this tradition?
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As part of the Guest of Honour programme we have the following projects:
In this exhibition publishers from all around the world can show their current titles on the Guest of Honour. The exhibition with about 500 - 1,000 titles collects translated literature from the Guest of Honour as well as books about the Guest of Honour. The registration is free of charge for publishing houses.
Since 2006 the Frankfurt Book Fair searches for the most original welcome to the Guest of Honour in form of a poster competition. The contest is open to all university students in Germany. The jury - consisting among others of representatives of the Book Fair and the Guest of Honour organising committee, the Culture Board/Kulturamt of Frankfurt, Museum of Applied Art Frankfurt and the Deutscher Designer Club picks three winners among the submitted motives.