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Politics meets publishing at the 2016 Frankfurt Book Fair, with discussions of copyright, freedom to publish, and ‘Europe and Islam’.

By Hannah Johnson

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The first official day of the 2016 Frankfurt Book Fair was filled with rights meetings, literary discussions, and political considerations.

Bonnier CEO Jacob Dalborg spoke at a special press event about the global company’s goals, and US and UK executives weighed in from the show floor about this current state of the publishing industry.

Man Booker Foundation director Gaby Wood moderated several discussions throughout the day with authors and the publishing community about current trends in the literary world, and a panel of French-language publishers from across the globe talked about what unites and defines their disparate markets.

And at a crowded event, Turkish journalist Can Dündar called for support from the European community to fight censorship and opposition to free speech by the Turkish government. The opening of the Weltempfang stage hosted a discussion with authors Boualem Sansal and Elif Shafak, as well as politician Daniel Cohn-Bendit and Dr. Andreas Görgen of the German Federal Foreign Office.

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About the Author

Hannah Johnson


Hannah Johnson is the publisher of international book industry magazine Publishing Perspectives, which provides daily information and news about book markets around the world. In addition to building partnerships with international cultural and trade organizations, she works with the Frankfurt Book Fair to organize and support a number of its overseas initiatives. Hannah has also worked as the managing editor for an online media company, The Hooch Life, focused on craft distillers and cocktail experts. Prior to that, she worked as a project manager for the Frankfurt Book Fair’s New York office, managing various business and marketing activities.