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Issue 1 / 2023
Dear reader,
Will you be part of the book fair's anniversary year? Our early booking rates for exhibition space are still valid until the end of January. A campaign and a whole range of activities are currently being planned to celebrate the fair's 75th edition (18-22 October 2023). So stay tuned and let us surprise you, the year is just beginning!

In our interview with Isabelle Liber and Claudia Hamm, you can find out why, in their opinion, translating literature is a dream job, but also why the conditions for translators should be improved. Starting in February, the two of them will be mentoring five German-speaking and five French-speaking up-and-coming translators, and not only share their expertise but also their values.

Enjoy reading!

Your Newsletter Team
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75th Frankfurter Buchmesse
Early Bird rates for exhibitors until the end of January
Be part of the fair in its anniversary year! Registration for the 75th Frankfurter Buchmesse (18-22 October 2023) is underway and the early bird rates for system stands, self-build spaces, workstations and the Literary Agents & Scouts Centre (LitAg) are still valid until 31 January. The official registration deadline is 31 March.

  Become an exhibitor now
Isabelle Liber (left) and Claudia Hamm are the mentors of the Goldschmidt Programme for literary translators from Switzerland, France and Germany © private
"Translators' names must be on the cover"
The ten participants of this year's Goldschmidt Programme for young literary translators from Germany, France and Switzerland have been selected. This provides a good reason to ask the two mentors, Isabelle Liber and Claudia Hamm, about the general state of literary mediation between the partner countries and about their profession in general. The result was an interview in which they passionately defended the role and profession of translators and clearly advocated for the improvement of working conditions and the recognition of translation services.

  Read the interview
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Book-to-screen adaptions
Books at Berlinale: 11 books in the spotlight
From a Ukrainian family saga to a series of devastating stories set in Mexico, and a publication by an author from the fair’s 2023 Guest of Honour, Slovenia: Eleven exceptional titles, with a special potential for literary adaptations and serial formats, will take centre stage at "Books at Berlinale" on 20 February 2023. At the event, organised by the Berlinale Co-Production Market in cooperation with Frankfurter Buchmesse, film and series producers can get in touch with the rights holders from the publishing industry. Literary agents, publishers and film producers are invited to register for the event in Berlin before 14 February.
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Book fairs worldwide
Meet our team at the German collective stands
New year, new book fair dates worldwide. We are currently packing our bags for the Taipei International Book Exhibition, where we will be represented by a German collective stand from 31 January to 5 February. The next dates are Bologna, London and Buenos Aires. On our website, you can find out at which international industry meetings the Frankfurter Buchmesse team will be personally available for you this year.
  All book fairs, all dates
Call for participation
S+T+ARTS Prize: Art meets Technology meets Science
Apply with your project before 3 March 2023: The S+T+ARTS Prize, endowed with €40,000 in prize money, honours annually innovative projects at the nexus of science, technology and the arts. Selected projects will be featured prominently at Frankfurter Buchmesse (18-22 October 2023) and at other events organised by the project partners. From AI technology that enables anyone to create music to a collaborative project for the preservation of Antarctica – learn more about former S+T+ARTS Prize winners here.
  Apply now
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Call for participation
Candidates wanted: Peace Prize 2023
The public call for nominations for the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 2023 is open: Everyone is invited to nominate candidates for the award by 1 March. Since 1950, the Peace Prize has honoured personalities for their services to peace, humanity and understanding between peoples. Among the laureates are Serhij Zhadan (2022), Margaret Atwood (2017), Chinua Achebe (2002) and Astrid Lindgren (1978).
  Submit nomination
+++ Newsflash +++
4.8 %
This is how much turnover growth the stationary book trade in Germany achieved in 2022 compared to the previous year. However, the pre-pandemic level has not yet been reached. More current book market figures are available from the German Publishers & Booksellers Association. 

+++ Proposals for the 2023 IPA Prix Voltaire can be submitted until 24 February. With this prize, the International Publishers Association recognises individuals or organisations who have made a special contribution to the freedom of the written word.

+++ What do children's books say about issues of social diversity? And
what does it mean when 11.7% of children's book authors were people of colour in 2021, compared to 4% in 2007? The latest UK's BookTrust study provides some answers.
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