Turning to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70, Frankfurter Buchmesse is joining with the Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels to create the #OnTheSamePage campaign.
In looking for ‘solutions and people who make a positive difference,’ Frankfurt this year is assembling speakers on challenge and change.
The ‘Create Your Revolution’ campaign is this year’s cooperative effort for Frankfurter Buchmesse with the United Nations.
‘Democracy thrives not on disputes, but rather on good arguments,’ say author-scholars Jan and Eleida Assmann in their acceptance speech in Frankfurt for the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade.
The Frankfurt Book Fair releases attendance numbers, and PP looks back at the week’s discussions of international book trends and political issues.
‘The abridgement of the rights of a single individual is a breach against each and every one of us,’ the Library of Alexandria’s Ismail Serageldin, for Frankfurt’s #OnTheSamePage campaign.
The Federal President of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, visited the Frankfurt Book Fair and spoke with authors on stage about democracy and freedom of speech.
At the annual pre-fair news conference, Frankfurter Buchmesse officials stress the importance of the freedom to publish and the international book industry’s role in a politically charged era.
The winner of the 2018 PEN Pinter Prize and acclaimed author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie will address the Frankfurter Buchmesse’s opening press conference on the morning of October 9, the eve of the book fair’s official opening.
Citing ‘an optimism that in the face of unimaginable cruelty still believes in change,’ UK-based Angela Gui accepts for her father, Gui Minhai, the International Publishers Association’s Prix Voltaire for courage in the face of attempts to suppress the freedom to publish.
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