12 October 2011 Frankfurt Book Fair

In just less than three weeks, Krakow will host the 3rd Conrad Festival and the accompanying Book Fair. Today though, Frankfurt has opened the 63rd Frankfurt Book Fair – the world’s largest meeting and feast of the publishing industry. This year’s edition will be attended by 7,500 exhibitors from 110 countries, including Iceland as Guest of Honour.

Poland too, will have a stand at the Frankfurt Fair. Its focal point will be an exhibition celebrating Tadeusz Różewicz’s 90th birthday. The show will mostly consist of Różewicz’s photographs, passages from his works and a large selection of translations. In addition to new books published in 2011, the Book Institute will showcase pieces nominated for major Polish literary awards, including the NIKE Literary Award, Paszport Polityki Awards, GDYNIA Literary Prize and the Kościelski Prize. Additionally, a special exhibition will present the best Polish books for children and young people awarded by the Polish Section of IBBY.

Traditionally now, on the 16th of October, Frankfurt’s St. Paul’s Church will host a presentation of the most prestigious award in German publishing industry: the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade. The fair will run until the 16th of October.