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Issue 10 / 2022
Dear reader,
The final preparations for the 74th Frankfurter Buchmesse are underway and the team is looking forward with great anticipation. How about you? Before we open our doors – trade visitor days from Wednesday, 19 October, private visitor days with books on sale already from Friday, 21 October – here are a few more recommendations in this newsletter.

And everything else not explicitly mentioned here can, of course, be found in the free Buchmesse app. Practical help includes: real-time event tips ("What's on?") and a built-in navigator that guides you around the fairgrounds to the halls and events you have selected.

We wish you an exciting, successful time and we'll be back with daily event tips from Tuesday.

Enjoy reading!

Your Newsletter Team
 © Fernando Baptista
Book Fair A-Z
What's new at the 2022 book fair?
The big question: after two years of the pandemic, will the book fair be "the same as usual"? No. Because every book fair is different! TikTok, Kids Festival, Spotlight on Africa, Frankfurt Audio, translation focus, Guest of Honour Spain, Ukraine focus, crypto art, new opening hours for the public... So that you can keep on top of everything happening, we have put together the most important things for you here. In addition, we answer all practical questions in our Fairground A-Z, for example on travel, security and places to eat and drink.

  What's new?
Frankfurt Pavilion, press conference with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, 2018  © FBM
Politics and Society
Democracy, Diversity, Discourse: The Programme at the Frankfurt Pavilion
Eyewitnesses, experts, politicians, writers and activists: From Wednesday, complex social issues will be highlighted and political contexts explained in the Frankfurt Pavilion, the cultural-political stage of #fbm22. War in Ukraine, human rights in Iran, Afghanistan after the fall of Kabul, "crisis winter" in Germany, opposition in Russia. There is also enough space for visions of the future, music and world literature. We also highly recommend these two evening events: the "Fokstroty Evening" on Friday, 21 October, is a musical performance with Serhij Zhadan, among others. "Amazing People Shaping our World" will introduce themselves on Saturday evening, including Kim de l'Horizon (tickets 10 € here).

  To the programme overview
President Zelensky at FEP, First Lady Zelenska at "BRIGITTE live"
At the invitation of Frankfurter Buchmesse and the Federation of European Publishers, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky will address the book industry digitally on Thursday of the fair. The event is open to the public (20.10., 12.30 p.m., Harmonie Hall, registration: Two days later, Zelensky's wife, Olena Zelenska, will be in conversation with BRIGITTE LIVE via video. (22.10., 17.30-18.30, Hall Harmonie, additional livestream on
  More on Ukraine at #fbm22
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Tahmineh Rostami: "There are many ways to support authors in exile"
There will be hardly any Iranian books at Frankfurter Buchmesse this year. The Cologne Café Schallplatte, on the other hand, with its collection and presentations of works by Iranian exile authors, is a stage for uncensored Iranian literature and also a meeting place for Iranian children who find access to Iranian culture there. We spoke with the writer, storyteller, editor, journalist and activist Tahmineh Rostami about her role in the network "Iranian Publishers without Censorship" and about the opportunities to support exiled authors.
  To the interview
Tomorrow's readers
Specialist events on the topic of children's and youth media
After the specialist conference "Transform Diversity" on the topic of children's and youth media on Wednesday, 19 October, it's "Frankfurt Kids meets Aldus Up." Aldus up, the European Book Fairs' Network, is dedicated, among other things, to the topics: Learning from the comic industry, climate change, narrative and audience development, and pathways into children's books publishing (10.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m., Room Alliance, Hall 4.C). Aldus Up is the European Book Fair's network that started in 2016 as a project co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

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Frankfurt Audio
Focus on audio content on Thursday
20 October is audio content day at #fbm22! For example, Nir Zicherman (Vice President and Global Head of Audiobooks, Spotify) will talk about the vision for Spotify's new audiobook division in the Frankfurt Studio (16.00-17.00, Hall 4.0, Room Europe). In the Publishing Perspectives Forum, Jens Klingelhöfer (CEO, Bookwire), Nathan Hull (Chief Strategy Officer, Beat Technology) and Ama Dadson (CEO, AkooBooks Audio) will discuss the latest developments in the retail landscape of audio publishing (12.00-12.45, Congress Center, Level 2, Room Spectrum).
  Further events
Social Media
Hashtag alert: The #Booktok community is coming!
The #BookTok community of the social video platform TikTok has been growing continuously for years and inspires millions of users worldwide. It's high time that it also became visible at Frankfurter Buchmesse! Talks, workshops and performances: On the Sunday of the fair, TikTok will have its own stage on the Agora from 10.00 am to 5 pm. In the #BookTok Creation Corner, #BookToker*s are invited to record their own videos and stream them live on all fair days.
  More about TikTok at #fbm22
Publishing Perspectives Forum
Book to Film – Event tips
From book to film: On 19 October, 12.00 noon, the Publishing Perspectives Forum  (Congress Center, Level 2, Room Spektrum) will discuss "The Future of Storytelling and Engagement" and how publishing is expanding into new platforms, in cooperation with the Berlinale Co-Production Market. At the subsequent Executive Talk (1 p.m.), Johnny Geller (Curtis Brown, CEO) will talk to Porter Anderson (Publishing Perspectives, Editor-in-chief) about the sensational takeover of his company by the United Talent Agency (UTA).

  All events in the Publishing Perspectives Forum
All media, all channels: Boost your creative content
This year, THE ARTS+ in Hall 4.0 will once again present media art, moving images and innovative media developments on the future of the creative industries worldwide. The focus here is on the trade in creative intellectual property. Look forward to seeing our partners B3 Biennale of the Moving Image and, as well as Mystetskyi Arsenal National Art and Culture Museum Complex, Taipei Book Fair Foundation and València World Capital of Design 2022, among others.
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Translate. Transfer. Transform.
Programme at the Centre for Translation
From translating books for children and young people, comics and non-fiction, to postcolonial translation and sensitivity reading. The topic of literary translation will take centre stage on all five days of the fair at the International Centre for Translation (4.0 G 114). The stage programme is curated by VdÜ, Germany’s association of German-language translators and Frankfurter Buchmesse, partners are European literary mediators such as Czech Lit, ENLIT, FILI, the Goethe-Institut, Litprom e.V., the Slovenian Book Agency, Weltlesebühne e.V. and many more.
  To the stage programme
Leila Slimani © Francesca Mantovani , Editions Gallimard, Moshin Hamid © Jillian Edelstein, Donna Leon © Regine Mosimann, Diogenes Verlag, Diane Kruger © Harald Krichel, Abdulrazak Gurnah © Anna Weise
Where to meet Abdulrazak Gurnah, Donna Leon, Alok Vaid-Menon and Diane Kruger
From Friday morning, Frankfurter Buchmesse will be open to the general public. Visitors will experience acclaimed authors, inspiring talks and stimulating discussions live on the main stage in the Congress Center, in the Frankfurt Studio, in the Frankfurt Pavilion and, during the evening, at BOOKFEST city events throughout Frankfurt. Speakers will include Abdulrazak Gurnah, recipient of the 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature, who will talk about his latest novel and the challenges of translation. Bestselling authors Mohsin Hamid, Donna Leon and Leila Slïmani, and Gruffallo illustrator Axel Scheffler, will also present their most recent books, and these were just a few examples. Before you delve into our calendar of events, why not read our press release first?

  To our press release
+++ Newsflash +++
2145 events
That's how many entries there are to date in the calendar of events for Frankfurter Buchmesse 2022, of which more than 1700 will take place on the exhibition grounds. 

+++ Award ceremonies during the #fbm22 +++ German Children's Literature Award, DAM Architectural Book Award, Peace Prize of the German Book Trade, Julius Campe Prize ... for the list of honours during Frankfurter Buchmesse click here (no claim to being the complete list)

+++ Aldus Up +++ The European Bookfair’s Network is represented at the Frankfurter Buchmesse at the Collective Stand of Innovation Projects within the Börsenverein Group (Hall 4.0 H 77, 79, 83)

+++ Facts and figures +++ Trends of the international book market will be presented by the Federation of European Publishers (FEP), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the trade journal buchreport (19 October, 10.30–11.00 am, 11.00–noon and 1.00–2.00 pm) at Frankfurt Studio (Hall 4.0, Room Europa) 

+++ Act Now! +++ Under this motto, the United Nations and Frankfurter Buchmesse are hosting two events on Saturday, 22 October, that call on the publishing industry to go climate neutral and show young readers how they can act sustainably 
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