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Issue 5 / 2021
Dear Sir or Madam,
Are you ready to re:connect with your international colleagues, business partners, and clients in Frankfurt? So are we! We just announced our plans for Frankfurter Buchmesse 2021, which include an in-person gathering on the fair grounds as well as digital and hybrid events, connecting those who can't be there online. 
In the meantime, there are plenty of ways to get in the mood for Frankfurt: registration for stands and workstations is still open, talks among Canadian authors are setting the scene for the Guest of Honour programme in October, and more online events for book fair visitors and literature fans will take place during the summer. Find these and many more highlights in this newsletter.

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Re:connect - Frankfurter Buchmesse at a glance
With exhibition and stages on the fair-grounds, live streams, a festival programme in the city, and a digital professional programme, Frankfurter Buchmesse 2021 will re:connect publishing professionals and literature fans from all over the world. Find out how you can participate, who already said they'll be there, how the fair is being adapted to the pandemic conditions, and what is planned for the book fair week in our most recent press release.

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For exhibitors
Book it today: your workstation at #fbm21
Are you looking for an easy and efficient way to present your company at Frankfurter Buchmesse this year? Or do you need to adapt the work space at your stand for some days of the book fair? In these cases, our new workstations are the way to go: You can book single or several desks by the day on different hall levels to conduct your trade fair business. The workstations can be individually designed with company logos, advertising graphics, and book shelves.

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From left to right: Michelle Winters, Michael Crummey, Catherine Hernandez, Alix Ohlin, and Kim Thúy
Guest of Honour Canada
Fall in love with Canada's writers
As part of the "Literary Crush" series, a Canadian author well-known to the German public will, at each event, be showcasing less familiar voices from the Guest of Honour official literary delegation. In the first discussion, author and screenwriter Catherine Hernandez led a conversation between Michael Crummey and his two “literary crushes”: Michelle Winters and Alix Ohlin. Enjoy their inspiring talk about Canadian literature, their own experiences of writing, as well as the impact of the pandemic situation on creativity and the arts. And stay tuned for the next writers' date in September, which will feature author Kim Thúy.
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© Eivind Røhne
„Technology can actually help improve translations“
Does digitisation make translators' daily work easier or more difficult today? That's only one of the gripping questions we asked Margit Walsø, director of NORLA (Norwegian Literature Abroad) and chair of the network ENLIT (European Network For Literary Translation).
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Call for entries
The best architectural book
In 2021, Frankfurter Buchmesse and the Deutsches Architekturmuseum (DAM) will once again present the international DAM Architectural Book Award. The prize will be awarded on Wednesday, 21 October 2021 by a jury of DAM representatives and external experts. Afterwards, the books will be shown at the fair.
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Numbers from the German book market
393 million Euros
has been the turnover generated by the German book industry in 2020 with digital book formats (e-books and audio books). This is an increase of 19.3 percent compared to the previous year.
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German Stories
Books that travel - from Germany into the world
Good news! Frankfurter Buchmesse has selected its "Books That Travel" for 2021. These outstanding works of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, children’s and young adult literature from Germany in translation will travel to book fairs all over the world. These books are able to transport their readers to remote areas of the world and let them move through history. Brand-new bestsellers, fresh translations of classic works, and rediscovered gems can be unearthed by English readers now.
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From left to right: James Murua, Maaza Mengiste, Antje Rávik Strubel
African Voices
We present: The James Murua Literary LiveStream
Kenya-based James Murua is a blogger, journalist, and podcaster who has written for a variety of media outlets in a career spanning print, web, and TV.
The James Murua Literary LiveStream is chaired by him and organised by and Frankfurter Buchmesse with funding from the German Federal Foreign Office (Auswärtiges Amt).
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International Events
German Stories around the world
This past spring, Frankfurter Buchmesse has been organising online professional and cultural events with partners in different regions of the world. Most recently: The German programming at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2021, the publishers's school organised together with the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow, and the Coffee Break series for French publishers in cooperation with BIEF. Find a hand-picked selection of publishing and book selling expertise here.
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From left to right: Nikola Richter, Sherine Rashed, Miriam Zeh,  Fatimah H. Abbas
International business
Meet experts from Egyptian and German publishing
The seminar series "Signals of Hope Cairo" started in Spring 2021 and will continue with two very interesting panels on 27 and 29 July 2021. The seminars will feature experts from German and Egyptian publishing, journalism, and translation. They will introduce the participants to some of the exciting and inspiring initiatives that have emerged in the book industry during the pandemic and share their insights into taking new paths towards success. 
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