Meet Frankfurt-based illustrator Tatjana Prenzel | Free white paper: "Artificial Intelligence in publishing" | First sneak peek of Canada’s Guest of Honour presentation
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Issue 11 / 2019
Dear Sir or Madam,
What does the Frankfurter Buchmesse team actually do all year round? We are on the road. Under the motto "German Stories" Frankfurter Buchmesse brings German-speaking literature to 20 book fairs all around the world – next stop: Moscow. Also in this newsletter: an article about the talented, Frankfurt-based illustrator Tatjana Prenzel, whose works have been published in The New York Times and The New Yorker; a free white paper on "AI in publishing"; and a first sneak peek into the Canadian Guest of Honour presentation.

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Illustration by Tatjana Prenzel, first published in The New York Times © Tatjana Prenzel
Book illustration
"I think better with a pencil in my hand."
In just a short time, Tatjana Prenzel has achieved something many people only dream of: seeing her illustrations appear in The New Yorker and The New York Times. The young Frankfurt-based artist talks about the importance of leaving things out of drawings and why she thinks better when she’s putting pencil to paper.
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German Stories stand at the Taipei International Book Fair 2019 © Frankfurter Buchmesse / Terry Lin
German literature on the road
Cairo, Taipei, London – meet publishing houses and agents from Germany, Switzerland and Austria as well as the Frankfurter Buchmesse team at 20 international book fairs all around the world. The next stop will be the International Non-Fiction Book Fair in Moscow in December.
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Jo Nesbø: "I write novels, that’s my job!"
Known for his gripping series of crime novels featuring the detective Harry Hole, Jo Nesbø is one of Norway’s most successful crime novelists, with some 20 million copies of his books sold. At #fbm19 Nesbø presented his new book Knife in conversation with Alf Mentzer. Find out more about the way he writes novels, about his main character Harry Hole and what he thinks about Michael Fassbender in the film adaptation of The Snowman.
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White Paper: "Artificial Intelligence in publishing"
Frankfurter Buchmesse and the management consultancy firm Gould Finch have explored through an international survey with 233 participants from 17 countries the extent to which Artificial Intelligence (AI) is already being used in the publishing industry. The results of the study, along with practical potential solutions, are now available as part of the white paper "The future importance of AI in publishing” at
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Photo: Arnoud de Kemp, © private
"Open Access will become normal"
Everyone is talking about open access, open science and big data. These trends and challenges were put in the spotlight at Frankfurter Buchmesse 2019 and will play a key role in academic publishing worldwide in the next few years. We talked with Arnoud de Kemp, organiser of the Academic Publishing in Europe (APE) conference in Berlin (14-15 January 2020), about the biggest trends and challenges and the future of academic publishing.
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Photo: © Frankfurter Buchmesse
Rights & Licensing
Book a table at our Literary Agents & Scouts Centre
The Literary Agents & Scouts Centre (LitAg) offers you great opportunies to meet with rights professionals from around the world. If you are interested in building a network with scouts and agents and in buying and selling great books, the LitAg is the perfect place for you at Frankfurter Buchmesse 2020.
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Guest of Honour
Spotlight on Canada
“Singular Plurality” is the motto of Canada’s Guest of Honour presentation at Frankfurter Buchmesse 2020. While Canada is preparing its cultural and literary programme to kick off in early 2020 you can already get a glimpse into the theme of the Canadian Guest of Honour presentation.
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