With Spain, Slovenia, and Italy all pushing back a year to accommodate the change, Frankfurter Buchmesse announces that Canada will be Guest of Honor at the 2021 book fair.
The city-based BookFest is still being programmed for venues in Frankfurt. Now, Frankfurter Buchmesse adds a 16-hour single-day digital program.
Publishing conference Readmagine is organizing a digital approach for 2020, as Frankfurt allows publishers more time on BookFest concepts.
With an emphasis on current affairs and diversity, the 2020 BookFest outreach program of Frankfurter Buchmesse is open for submissions.
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.
Capping this year’s BookFest events at Frankfurt will be an evening with Margaret Atwood, Maja Lunde, Elif Shafak, Colson Whitehead, and Ken Follett.
At Frankfurter Buchmesse’s new Frankfurt Pavilion by day and in city venues by night, an expanded BookFest program focuses on bringing more authors to the fair and to the public this October.