Photos from Frankfurt: Events, Meetings, Guests of Honor

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The trade-visitor days concluded on Friday at Frankfurter Buchmesse, after meetings, reunions, industry discussions, and programming from Guest of Honor Canada.

Speaking in a digital discussion of Arab literature hosted by the Sheikh Zayed Book Award and Publishing Perspectives, its distribution originating at Frankfurt Studio, agent Yasmina Jraissati of the RAYA agency said that while events like the Arab Spring and the recent troubles in Lebanon stirred interest in these countries, “Arab authors don’t want politics to be the only prism through which Arab literature is seen.” Image: Publishing Perspectives, Roger Tagholm

In the Messe Frankfurt’s Agora, book fair visitors experienced LOOP, an interactive art installation from Guest of Honor Canada featuring Québec’s literary works that have been translated into German. Image: Publishing Perspectives, Johannes Minkus

Inside Guest of Honor Canada’s pavilion at Frankfurter Buchmesse: the extraordinary expanse of Canada’s topography, land and water as a defining inspiration for ‘singularly pluralistic’ creativity. Image: Publishing Perspectives, Johannes Minkus


Literature Ireland celebrates 25 years at Frankfurter Buchmesse. From left: Katrin Meyfarth, Lynsey Reed, Sinéad Mac Aodha, and Dorothea Grimberg. Image: FBM, Dorothea Grimberg

Geodis celebrates 25 years at Frankfurt. From left: Daniel James, Paul Barrett, and Dorothea Grimberg. Image: FBM, Dorothea Grimberg

Ahead of Sunday’s handover ceremony from Guest of Honor Canada, representatives of Spain’s 2022 program give a news conference at Frankfurter Buchmesse. Image: Publishing Perspectives, Johannes Minkus

Early morning sun catches the roof of Hall 3, as seen through windows near the Forum at Messe Frankfurt. Image: Pubishing Perspectives, Roger Tagholm

More from Publishing Perspectives on Frankfurter Buchmesse is here and see our special highlights page for events to consider. More from us on rights and rights trading in international publishing is hereMore from us on the Sheikh Zayed Book Award is here, more on Arabic literature is here, and more on translation is here. 

Publishing Perspectives is the world media partner of the Sheikh Zayed Book Award.

More from us on the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on international book publishing is here.

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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.

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