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Dan Brown, Salman Rushdie, Mathias Énard: VIP writers and publishers made steady appearances at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2017 amid discussions of books and world affairs.

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By Hannah Johnson | @hannahsjohnson

On the final trade-only day of the Frankfurt Book Fair, we bring you news from Catalan, France, Korea, Turkey, Turkey, the UAE, Ukraine and more.

The Catalan Publishers Association issued a statement in Frankfurt yesterday rejecting the violence surrounding the recent independence referendum and saying that the organization trusts “the word as the sole tool for resolving conflicts.”

At the Ukrainian national stand, energy was high as the country’s newly formed Ukrainian Book Institute is working with publishers and the ministry of culture to boost their international connections, develop the national book market, and present their literature to a global audience.

Wikipedia was also in Frankfurt, editing and translating entries live from their stand in Hall 4.2. They invite publishers to come by and learn how they can best uses Wikipedia’s resources.

And, of course, star authors were at the fair to present their latest titles. Dan Brown held a press conference about his new book, Origin. And Salman Rushdie put in an appearance to see his German publisher, Bertelsmann, and talk about his new title, The Golden House. Francophone authors were again a big presence at the Fair. Mathias Énard, Alain Mabanckou, and many others were at the France Guest of Honor pavilion and at events across the fairgrounds.

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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.