The 2019 edition of Sharjah International Book Fair’s Publishers Conference is being expanded to three days and broadening the scope of its discussions.
Overall visitor numbers were up at the 2019 Frankfurter Buchmesse, where rights trade was brisk and events addressed timely topics including Brexit, feminism, racism, and climate crisis.
A delegation of Canadian publishers, creatives, and officials offered a preview of the country’s plans for its turn as Frankfurt’s Guest of Honor in 2020.
Seated at Frankfurter Buchmesse, the International Publishers Association’s general assembly has approved developments in its member-organizations list.
Publishing veteran Daniel Kampa started Kampa Verlag last year and bought the rights to Olga Tokarczuk’s works—and this year, he’s managing multiple bestselling titles.
Netflix International Originals’ Kelly Luegenbiehl speaks at Frankfurt’s CEO Talk at 2 p.m. on Wednesday. She says ‘Series and books can feed each other.’
Termed a ‘shock announcement’ by the Booker Foundation, a 1993 rule against splitting the Booker is defied by this year’s jury, led by Peter Florence.
Four days after winning the Nobel Prize for Literature, author Olga Tokarczuk is a surprise add to the Frankfurt Book Fair’s opening press conference.
Lemn Sissay has named Ethiopia’s Befeqadu Hailu to English PEN’s Honor. And PEN America’s Jennifer Egan blasts the Nobel’s choice of Peter Handke.
With an emphasis on the climate crisis and humans’ effects on Earth’s ecosystems, Frankfurter Buchmesse’s Weltempfang may be one of the fair’s busiest hubs