By Siobhan O’Leary
Like much of the rest of the world, many German publishers headed to the London Book Fair were stopped in their tracks by the wrath of Eyjafjallajökull. According to the Boersenblatt, representatives of S. Fischer, Tessloff, KiWi and Rowohlt were among those who did not make it to the Fair. Suhrkamp staff were also grounded and at least a half-dozen publishers were not in attendance at the German Collective Stand. There were a few lucky ones who successfully reached their destination, including Libri’s foreign sales team and Ch Links rights manager Maria Oehlschegel, who managed to get a ride from Berlin and reached London after a mere 15 hour drive.
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