Books, programme, culture, lots of networking: On tour with the "GCS"

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With our German Collective Stands we bring German books closer to you. If you are interested in German books, visit our stand and let us inform you about German publishing houses, literature and much more. Also, if you would like to exhibit at the Frankfurt Book Fair, we will be happy to give you the necessary information and advice.

46th Cairo International Book Fair*

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28 January – 12 February 2015
Stand number: Hall 19
The Cairo International Book Fair (CIBF) is the largest trade fair in the Arab world and on the African continent. It is more than just a gathering place for publishers, authors, translators and booksellers from the Arab world. In its role as a retail event, it also represents the most important sales opportunity for Egyptian publishers.

The 45 square metre German Collective Stand will feature the individual displays of 16 exhibitors, along with the latest book collections curated by the Frankfurt Book Fair.

Partners of the stand include the German Embassy’s German Information Centre and the Goethe Institute Cairo, which will organise a small event programme during the book fair.

This year, fair organisers will incorporate three trade visitor days for the first time, featuring a programme dedicated to visiting publishing professionals.

Exhibitors at the stand

We are glad to help
Claudia Dobry
Frankfurt Book Fair
Claudia Dobry
t: +49 (0) 69 2102255
f: +49 (0) 69 2102 46255
Tobias Voss
Frankfurt Book Fair
Tobias Voss
t: +49 (0) 69 2102 294
f: +49 (0) 69 2102 46294

Angoulême International Comics Festival *

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29 January - 1 February 2015
Stand number N61, “Le Nouveau Monde” pavilion
Since its launch 42 years ago, the Angoulême International Comics Festival has had an international focus. Today it is the place where comic fans and trade visitors from all over the world gather each year. The renowned “Fauve d’Angoulême” prize is awarded each year in the following categories: jury prize, best series, best newcomer, youth prize and crime prize.
With 275 exhibitors and 200,000 attendees annually, the Festival von Angoulême is the most important cultural event for comics in the world.
The website: The 2015 event will have a special focus on China; the city of Guangzhou is the guest of honour.
In 2015, the Frankfurt Book Fair will organise a German Collective Stand in Angoulême for the first time and present the New Graphic Novel Collection "Berlinoir",. curated by journalist Andreas Platthaus.
Book sales at the stand will be coordinated by the Deutsche Comic-Verein e.V. The Goethe InstituteParis and the Frankfurt Book Fair will host an on-site event programme featuring German-language authors.
The programme (french )

Overview programme

Friday, 30 Jan., from 12:30 p.m. to 12:50 p.m.
Interview with Jens Harder – Espace de la Sélection Officielle Cultura
Place: Le Monde des Bulles, Place du Champ de Mars

Friday, 30 Jan., from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
“La bande dessinée animée / Animated Comics”
Interview with Stephen Vuillemin and Till Thomas. Moderator: Volker Zimmermann
Place: Pavillon Jeunes Talents, Square des Villes Jumelées

Friday, 30 Jan., starting at 6 p.m.
Happy hour at the German Collective Stand
Place: Frankfurt Book Fair stand – Nouveau Monde (N61)

Saturday, 31 Jan., from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
“Pour en finir avec le nazisme”
Interview with Barbara Yelin and Ulli Lust
Moderator: Laurence Lesaux
Place: Forum Télérama du Nouveau Monde, Place New York

Saturday, 31 Jan., from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Book signing with Jens Harder
Place: Frankfurt Book Fair stand – Nouveau Monde (N61)

Saturday, 31 Jan., from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Book signing with Barbara Yelin
Place: Frankfurt Book Fair stand – Nouveau Monde (N61)

Saturday, 31 Jan., from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
“Raconter les origins”
Interview with Jens Harder
Moderator: Benjamin Roure
Place: Forum Télérama du Nouveau Monde, Place New York

Saturday, 31 Jan., from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
“La bande dessinée allemande contemporaine”
Panel discussion with Jens Harder, Barbara Yelin and Ulli Lust.
Moderator: Andreas Platthaus (Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung)
Place: Conservatoire Gabriel Fauré, 3 place Henri Dunant (salle Brassens)

Any questions?
Marie-Astrid Lehoux
Frankfurt Book Fair
Marie-Astrid Lehoux
t: +49 (0) 69 2102168
f: +49 (0) 69 2102 46168
Bärbel Becker
Frankfurter Buchmesse
Bärbel Becker
t: +49 (0) 69 2102 258
f: +49 (0) 69 2102 46258
Anne-Kathrin Häfner
Frankfurter Buchmesse
Anne-Kathrin Häfner
t: +49 (0) 69 2102220
f: +49 (0) 69 2102 46220

Jerusalem International Book Fair*

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8-12 February 2015
Thanks to its strong ties with the international publishing world and the creativity of its world-renowned authors, Israel plays a prominent role in the book industry worldwide. This is also reflected in the Jerusalem International Book Fair, which, with the help of the Jerusalem Fellowship Programme, has established itself as a small, but important gathering place for international publishers.
The German delegation will be located in the First Station cultural centre for the first time, marking the 50th anniversary of German-Israeli diplomatic relations.
A total of 40 publishers, institutions and organisations will be represented at this year’s German Collective Stand. More than 600 books will be on display on subjects ranging from new German fiction, German literature in English and Hebrew translation, children’s and young adult books, Judaica, politics and current affairs, science, sport and general non-fiction, along with the book collections “Jewish Life in Germany“, the “German Book Prize 2014“ and the “Best German Book Design 2014”.
Germany’s appearance will be accompanied by a programme organised by the Goethe Institute Tel Aviv, the Frankfurt Book Fair and the S. Fischer publishing group.
Exhibitors at the German stand

Events (in Hebrew and English language)

Events Frankfurt Book Fair, Goethe-Institut Tel Aviv, Verlag Die Werkstatt

(Date and time not yet confirmed)

Title of event: FC Bayern and its Jews. The rise and fall of a liberal football culture

A new perspective on the history of Germany’s record-breaking football champions, FC Bayern Munich, its former President Kurt Landauer and the club’s roots that are intrinsically connected to Jewish protagonists who have remained forgotten for far too long.
Beginning with the story of Kurt Landauer, the persecuted and exiled President of Bayern Munich, Dietrich Schulze-Marmeling describes how the early development of the club is inseparable from its Jewish members, players and coaches. He will also discuss the subject from a broader perspective: Many Jewish footballers and sportsmen and women were first exiled or murdered and then, after 1945, forgotten either for a long time or for good.

Participants: Dietrich Schulze-Marmeling (Germany), Moshe Zimmermann (Israel)
Host: Goethe-Institut Tel Aviv, Frankfurter Buchmesse, Verlag Die Werkstatt
Language of the event: German and Hebrew (Translation)


Events Goethe-Institut Tel Aviv

Date of event: 09.02.2015
Time of the event: from18:00 to 19:00.
Title of the event: For Future Reference

Description of the event: On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the German-Israeli diplomatic relations the Goethe-Institut asked various renowned Israeli intellectuals to name a German text which they would like to appear in Hebrew translation because of the relevance it has for the future. Each of these texts from the field of philosophy, psychology, sociology or literary criticism will be published as a separate edition with the publishing house Resling. The Israeli intellectuals, who will write exclusive introductions to “their” text, include such names as Moshe Zimmermann, Shulamit Volkov, Fania Oz-Salzberger, Moshe Zuckermann, Itzhak Laor, Gabriel Motzkin and others.
Participants: Moshe Zuckermann, Israel, Shulamit Volkow, Israel, Idan Zivoni, Israel, Wolf Iro, Germany
Host: Resling Publishing, Israel, Goethe-Institut Israel

Date of event: 11.2.15
Time of the event: from 17:00 to 18:00.
Title of the event: Berlin Talks

Description of the event: Israel and Germany are celebrating 50 years of diplomatic relationships in 2015. But besides the various exchanges between Israel and Germany, Berlin is of ongoing special interest for Israelis. Wolf Iro, director of the Goethe-Institut in Israel will hold a talk with the German Ambassador Andreas Michaelis and the two authors Fania Oz-Salzberger and Katja Petrowskaja about the reasons for this interest and the impact on the relations of both countries.
Participants: German Ambassador Andreas Michaelis, Germany; Fania Oz-Salzberger, Israel, Katja Petrowskaja, Germany
Host: Wolf Iro, Germany
Language of the event: Hebrew, German (with simultaneous translation)

Date of event: 8.2.2015
Time of the event: in coordination with you, after the official opening ceremony of the book fair.
Title of the event: The Disappearing Screen

Description of the event: A wall made up of more than 5.000 wooden blocks resting in a transparent grid and inscribed with quotations in the original German as well as in Hebrew and Arabic translation. The quotes drawn from German authors and philosophers had been previously suggested by Israeli internet users and then selected by a jury. Once the wall has been opened officially the audience is invited to take out the blocks, see through the quotations and take a block home.

Participants: Dr. Wolf Iro, Germany
Host: Goethe-Institut Israel
Language of the event: English, Hebrew

Event of S. Fischer Verlag
Wednesday February 11th 2014
Time of the event: 11.30
Location: Khan Small Hall
Title of the event: „We don’t forget, we go dancing: Israeli and German authors about the other country“

Description of the event: 2015 will see the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Israel and Germany. This was the reason to ask nineteen Israeli and German authors to contribute to a literary inventory of the contemporary relationships between these two countries. The outcome of this is an anthology which is a joint-venture of Afik Publishing House in Israel and S. Fischer Verlag in Germany. The two editors of this book, Amichai Shalev and Norbert Kron, will participate in a panel discussion together with two authors from Israel, Yiftach Ashkenazy and Liat Elkayam, and an author from Germany, Sarah Stricker.
Participants: Amichai Shalev (Israel), Norbert Kron (Germany), Yiftach Ashkenazy (Israel), Liat Elkayam (Israel), Sarah Stricker (Germany)
Host: Afik Publishing House (Israel), S. Fischer Verlag (Germany)
Language of the event: English

Any questions?
Dieter Schmidt
Frankfurt Book Fair
Dieter Schmidt
t: +49 (0) 69 2102242
f: +49 (0) 69 2102 46242

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