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Every year in mid- October, the German city of Frankfurt witnesses the largest gathering of academics and publishers from around the world. For five days, the city's teeming with literary professionals there just to attend the largest annual trade show for books—Frankfurter Buchmesse.
The 31st SISF celebrates old traditions and new connections, showcasing how music, dance and story communicate shared experiences that are ‘Beyond Words’. Canada and Scotland have closely interwoven identities and histories, so SISF is delighted to headline ‘Canada-Scotland: Coast to Coast’ for its International Exchange, thanks to Festivals Expo support. In this UN International Year of Indigenous Languages, First Nation and Scottish tradition bearers will share their story, dance and song inheritance, while contemporary narratives of exile, migration and cultural…
The International Belgrade Book Fair is one of the oldest and the most important literary events in the region, with the main goal of helping publishers, authors, booksellers, librarians, book distributors, multimedia companies, and others in the business establish contacts, exchange experiences, make business deals, and start other forms of business and cultural cooperation. All the most prominent Serbian and regional publishers choose to present their annual publishing work at the Fair each year.
The purpose of past editions of the Conrad Festival, the largest literary event in Poland, was to exemplify how to talk about reality. This time around, the invited writers will be discussing how reality comes into being thanks to literature. The week-long encounter with the world's best authors, critics, and translators will be an opportunity to discuss such concepts as objects, words, images, ideas, places, and characters. Hence the theme of the festival - Realities. The invited guest list is impressive and includes (among many others) Almudena Grandes, author of the prize-winning novel Las edades de Lulú, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, author of the popular novel Americanah, and Dmitrij Bukow, one of the most popular writers in today's Russia. The festival, named after Joseph Conrad, an eminent Polish writer who wrote exclusively in English.
Helsinki Book Fair is the most important event for lovers of literature and book industry professionals in Finland. It brings together the brightest stars of Finnish literature and the most promising new talents. The themes at this year’s book fair include the freedom of speech, songwriting and American literature and culture. Helsinki Book Fair features 15 programme venues and more than 40 international literary guests . The programme consists of more than 800 debates and interviews, In addition to authors, speakers…
The Geneva Book Fair is the only publishing fair in Switzerland and brings together some 350 exhibitors from all over the French-speaking world. For five days, it welcomes readers, writers, publishers and booksellers with an open heart where pleasure, exchange and discovery reign supreme. Each year, many authors, ambassadors of French and foreign literature come to embody the diversity of literary genres, through the thematic scenes and the stands of publishers and booksellers. In each edition, a country or a region in the spotlight presents all their cultural and literary richness.
Every year more than 100 writers, artists and musicians from all over the world come together at the Crossing Border festival in The Hague. Presented on stage in Theater aan het Spui. Big names and emerging talent alternate.
The Antwerp Book Fair is a business to consumer fair organized by the Flemish trade sector organization: the non-profit association ‘Boek.be’. This association embodies the landscape of the book sector in Flanders and reunites book publishers (both trade, scholar/academic/professional publishers, importers) and booksellers (independent stores, book chain members and online booksellers).The fair dates back to 1932 and was always located in Antwerp, the heart of the publishing industry in Flanders. The number of visitors increases yearly.
The Krasnoyarsk Book Culture Fair offers an innovative approach to promoting reading, including an overview of the book in a modern multimedia cultural field, an analysis of its evolution, and a demonstration of the transformation of the book in its competition with new types of art and information media. Throughout its time, the Krasnoyarsk Book Culture Fair has become a renowned event and, given the composition of the participants in the exhibition and cultural programs, has received international attention.
The Istanbul Book Fair by TÜYAP Fairs started 36 years ago and is the largest event in the industry. With almost half a million visitors, it is a fair with great access to readers in Europe. Visitors have the chance to meet favorite authors and have their books signed. The fair introduces foreign literature and international publications in many different languages. There are many events to choose from including talks, panel discussions, poetry recitals and workshops. Hundreds of events and book signings make the fair one of the foremost cultural activities in the city.
The 2019 Malta Book Festival Preparations for the 2019 Malta Book Festival, taking place between Wednesday 6 and Sunday 10 November, are well underway! A literary conference, relating to the genres of sci-fi and fantasy will be kicking off the festival on the evening of 6 November. Participating guest authors will be Loranne Vella, author of the 2018 National Book Prize winner Rokit (Merlin Publishers), Malta-born Jon Courtenay Grimwood, Kali Wallace and Dave Rudden. The programme for the MBF 2019, featuring book launches,…
November is all about the book! The BUCH WIEN is with more than 400 program points the largest industry event in the country and DAS Literaturevent Austria. For a week, the current books of this autumn and their authors take center stage in venues all over Vienna. 51,000 visitors, 100,000 books, 400 events, 400 stars, 30 locations, 20 nations - that was BUCH WIEN's tenth birthday. In the year 2018, the philosopher Svenja Flaßpöhler gave one of the most popular opening speeches…
Vilnius Pages is an international literary festival held in the capital of Lithuania, Vilnius. It celebrates acclaimed and popular Lithuanian and international authors. Vilnius Pages favours spontaneous author reader dialogue through meetings, discussions, debates, live public author readings, musical and poetic improvisations, concerts, exhibitions, performances and literature based film screenings. The Arts Printing House situated next to the cathedral square is the central venue for the events although they take place in numerous locations across the city and many are free of charge. Vilnius…
The book fair Bibliotéka represents a traditional place for the meeting of those who write, illustrate, translate, publish, print, sell, lend and read books. Through the support from domestic publishers as well as the interest of international publishers, the fair also enjoys a great interest from professional visitors as well as from the general public. The trade fair is the place for meeting and establishing new trade and social contacts.
Already for the twenty-seventh time the Bibliotéka takes place on 4 days from Thur., 07.11.2019 to Sun., 10.11.2019 in Bratislava.
This November the Zagreb Fair will again become the in place. The most popular trade fair for all generations INTERLIBER returns from 12 - 17 November to bring joy to all book lovers. Interliber is the largest literary event in Croatia and a platform for the promotion of books, writers, reading, science and knowledge that brings together the most important publishers and booksellers. Interliber pavilions will present more than 300 exhibitors with books from various genres and for all ages. Numerous titles of world-known bestsellers and literary stars are just…
Munich celebrates the tenth anniversary of its literary festival for 18 days this November. The Literature Festival in Munich consists of forums and authors, in association with the Munich Book Fair and the festival program of the Literaturhaus Munich with the market of independent publishers. The awards for the Geschwister-Scholl Prize and the LiteraVision television award will also be presented during the literature festival. The curator program forum reinvents itself every year with a new theme. It is designed by changing writers who set individual priorities in cooperation with Literaturhaus. Jan Wagner followed in 2018 with his motto Beautiful Babel. European literatures as the ninth curator presents Doris Dörrie, Elke Schmitter, Albert Ostermaier, Clemens Meyer, Dagmar Leupold, Thea Dorn, Matthias Politycki and Ilija Trojanow. For two and a half weeks, (inter-) national authors meet to explore non-fiction, literature, music, classics, thrillers, bookbinding, writing workshops and more.
Children's Book Forum - Take the family for a wild weekend in the world of books. Here you can hear great stories, attend fun workshops and competitions or (maybe) meet your favorite author. In 2018, you could meet: Anders Matthesen, Jacob Riising, Sebastian Klein, Lene Kaaberbøl, Gurli Gris, Motor Mille, Jakob Martin Strid, Kenneth Bøgh Andersen and Hella [email protected]@bogforum.dk
The Reykjavik Book Fair has been an annual event in the City of Literature since Reykjavík became a member of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network in 2011. The fair is jointly hosted by the Icelandic Publishers Association and the Reykjavik UNESCO City of Literature office. It is held during one weekend in late November. The fair is open to all and entrance is free of charge. The first few years it was located at the Reykjavik City Hall but moved…
The 35th Slovenian Book Fair is more than just a fair. It is the largest meeting point for publishers, book marketers, authors, and readers of all ages. The air vibrates over these six days with book and culture talks. There are more than three hundred free companion events, talks, signatures, presentations, awards where visitors can meet their favorite authors face-to-face.
The Montreuil Children Book Fair is an annual appointment organized around various themes: comics, art, cinema, teens, small-children’s books, digital books, media and voice. Meet exhibitors, authors and illustrators who will be waiting for you in this children’s literature adventure. Every year, workshops are organized as well as meetings with authors for autograph-signing sessions, dedications and readings. Guided visits are proposed to visitors, individuals, school groups and groups from leisure centers. So visit the Montreuil Paris children’s book fair, an annual event which features exhibitions…
The book and author fair in Pula responds to contemporary literature and social complexity of a country that, from a Croatian perspective, is quiet and alone in dealing with its multilayered features: from multilingualism, through ethnic motifs. With a fair theme of freedom and a regional focus on Macedonia, creating an transnational discourse between these two Balkan states. More than 200 publishers from Croatia and other countries will exhibit at the Fair, with hundreds of books and programs, including up to 60,000 visitors altogether. Talks, conferences, tribunes and roundtables, exhibitions, concerts and theatrical performances feature dozens of voices, many of which have become part of the cultural memory of the city such as: Umberto Eco, Orhan Pamuk, Péter Esterházy, Luko Paljetak. The program of the Fair centers around multiculturalism, affirmation of internal and European regionalism, and the maintenance and promotion of the peculiarities of literary culture. Never fully classified, always in dialogue, the creators and guests of the Fair meet in Pula, the marginal point of that social reality, clinging to the catalog of ideals being shared - namely freedom.
Più libri più liberi (More Books More Freedom) is the National Fair of small and medium publishing, taking place in Rome from the 4th to 8th December 2019. Starting in December 2002 from an idea of the Piccoli Editori Group (Small Group of Editors) of the Italian Publishers Association. The goal is to offer the greatest possible number of small publishers a space to bring their production to the forefront, as they are often "obscured" by larger companies, guaranteeing them the window they deserve. Since 2017, the event has been held at the new congress center in the capital, La Nuvola (The Cloud), designed by the famous architect Massimiliano Fuksas. Più libri più liberi is the only trade fair in the world dedicated exclusively to independent publishing, where every year around 500 publishers, coming from all over Italy, present their news and their catalog to the public. Five days and over 600 events in which to meet the authors, attend readings and musical performances, listen to debates on the issues of the sector.
Let's meet about something we love. Word. Those quirky things that come out of your mouth, out of your body like clapping fingers on your keyboard, or a dancing pencil on a piece of paper. If you not only love books, but are also quite happy with the feeling of coziness and good company, then Wild of Words is for you. Since 2009 we have put the literature on the Danes agenda. With a dedicated team of literature lovers whose only wish is to…
The International Exhibition Centre in Ķīpsala will transform into an inspiring town of books, where writers, translators, publishers and readers will meet. For three days, Ķīpsala will host the most essential book event of the year – the international book and publishers exhibition known as the Latvian Book Fair, where a diverse range of books will be offered by Latvian and international publishing houses.
The Brussels Book Fair has become, in 50 years, a major cultural event. Publishers from France, Switzerland, Luxembourg, and Quebec meet their French-speaking colleagues from Belgium. But if the Fair is a place of French expression, it also defends with ardor and persuasion its international dimension and turns to the inexhaustible wealth of authors around the world.
March is all about reading in Leipzig. The Leipzig Book Fair and its Reading Festival Leipzig are the spring event of the book and media industry. Authors, readers and publishers meet to inform, exchange and discover new things.
Livre Paris, created in 1981 by the National Union of Publishing, has become a rich and varied event opening to major catalogs of contemporary publishing. This literary festival invites the big names in literature while also anticipating the books of tomorrow. The show has a strong international dimension, celebrating leading foreign authors.
The Bologna Children's Book Fair is the world’s leading professional event dedicated to the children's publishing industry, attracting over 1,400 exhibitors and more than 29,000 visitors from around 80 countries. The Bologna Children’s Book Fair is an industry leading event that has succeeded in bringing together a unique and diverse global audience over the past 50 years. The result is the world’s premium copyright exchange hub when it comes to publishing, extending to current multimedia and licensing businesses for children’s stories, illustration, animation and related areas. Publishers, illustrators, graphic designers, literary agents, authors, translators, mobile developers, licencors and licensees, packagers, printers, distributors, audiobook professionals, booksellers, brands, librarians and teachers all flock to the event each spring to experience the world of books and multimedia products in thousands of booths across six huge halls. The world famous Illustrators BExhibition and industry recognized BolognaRagazzi awards are some of key pillars that make this event so special: BCBF is a unique mix of a cultural book show and an international rights business forum for all types of content for children.
After a year's break, Sigtuna Literature Festival welcomes new and old visitors back to Sigtuna. The goal is to continue to attract a wide audience and have Sigtuna city as an arena for exciting meetings and conversations, something both previous visitors and participants have shown appreciation for. New for the seventh edition of the Sigtuna Literature Festival that the festival is held in May instead of August and that the festival is scheduled for one day only. As part of…
The Norwegian Festival of Literature is the largest of its kind in the Nordic countries, and the most important literary meeting place each spring. At the end of May, literature fills the streets of Lillehammer. For 6 days – 30,000 visitors and around 400 writers and artists come from all over the world to partake in literary discussion and debate. The Norwegian Festival of Literature hosts a diverse program, catering to readers of all ages, to experience live literature, engage with authors, and explore current affairs. Previous notable attendees to the festival earlier years include: Karl Ove Knausgård, Svetlana Aleksijevits, J.M. Coetzee, Herta Müller, Adonis, Margaret Atwood, and Edouard Louis. Exhibiting on stage conversations, debates, lectures, readings, award ceremonies, exhibitions, seminars, shows, quizzes and other festivities, there is something for every literary scholar.