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From big authors and CEOs to newcomers from around the world, the first day of the Frankfurt Book Fair kicked off with literary discussions and talks on the future of publishing.

By Hannah Johnson | @hannahsjohnson

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As the fair gets underway, the France Guest of Honor program has brought more diversity and a celebration of the French language to the fair. From the announcement of the Prix Goncourt shortlist to contingent of African and Haitian publishers, francophone literati are to be found across the Fair.

There were also a number of familiar faces and new discoveries. Greenland’s Milik Publishing is in Frankfurt for the first time to present their list of “Arctic noir” titles. Russia’s Clever Publishing is also a first-timer with their growing list of children’s books and ambitions to open more bookstores.

Ken Follett presented his newest book, A Column of Fire, to a packed room of journalists, and at the CEO Talk, Carolyn Reidy (CEO, Simon & Schuster) and Guillaume Dervieux (VP, Albin Michel) discussed some of the most pressing issues facing publishers today.

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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.