Praised by colleagues for her ‘pragmatic approach, creativity and efficiency,’ Frankfurt’s Bärbel Becker goes into retirement.
Two annually funded programs at the October industry trade show are this year concentrated in children’s and young readers’ content.
In its 20th year, the Frankfurt Fellows Program welcomes 16 young publishing professionals from many parts of the world. Their program includes on-site publisher meetings in three cities of Germany prior to the start of the fair.
Now entering its third decade, Frankfurter Buchmesse’s Fellows program runs for two weeks including the book fair in October, and brings publishers, rights managers, editors, and agents together from many parts of the world.
‘The development of a vibrant international industry network,’ the Frankfurter Buchmesse Fellowship Program, will see fellows from France, Colombia, USA, UK, the Netherlands, Japan, and Italy visit Milan’s Tempo di Libri in March.
The ones to watch for this week at the Frankfurter Buchmesse: Here are eight of the Frankfurt Fellows, a group of up-and-coming talent in global publishing.
Publishing pros from 16 countries spend a week networking in Germany prior to Frankfurter Buchmesse, and one holds the Fred Kobrak memorial grant.
Adult fiction and a middle-grade environmentally engaging series are on Evangelia Avloniti’s list in the run-up to Frankfurt Book Fair.
With an application deadline of April 30, Frankfurt’s Fellows will bring together an international cohort of publishers, editors, and rights specialists.
Applications from 100 candidates in 34 countries were received this year, Frankfurt administrators choosing 16 participants to become the fair’s fellows in October.