Literature Autumn Frankfurt Book Fair 2017 Articles and Interviews The Goethe-Institut and the Book Fair Goethe-Institut projects Photo (detail): Alexander Heimann, © Frankfurter Buchmesse Articles and Interviews © TITANIC/Hintner/Riegel Titanic and Charlie Hebdo The Ultimate Intercultural Satire Massacre How safe is it to be a satirist these days, and what makes the French and the Germans laugh? These questions were the focus of the “ultimate intercultural good will satire massacre”. [more …] Photo (detail): Arne Dedert; © dpa German Book Prize Robert Menasse Awarded the 2017 German Book Prize For his novel, “Die Hauptstadt”, the author has been distinguished with the industry’s most prestigious award. This book on the political goings-on in Brussels is a plea for a Europe above and beyond national egocentrisms. [more …] Illustration (detail): © Birgit Weyhe Comic Interview Birgit Weyhe on inspiration, protest – and France With her “Madgermanes”, Birgit Weyhe has revisited Afro-German history, and in a certain way a part of her very own biography. On the occasion of the Frankfurt Book Fair, in our Comic Interview she responds to questions about her work and about France, this year’s Book Fair Guest of Honour. [more …] Illustration (detail): © Reinhard Kleist Comic Interview Reinhard Kleist on inspiration, protest – and France With his graphic novel “Der Traum von Olympia” Reinhard Kleist created a highly moving illustrated commentary on the debate about refugees and migration. On the occasion of the Frankfurt Book fair in the interview he responds to questions about his work and France, this year’s Book Fair Guest of Honour. [more …] Illustration (detail): Flix, © Carlsen Verlag Comic Interview Flix on Inspiration, Protest – and France Flix likes unconventional formats, for example comic book readings – calling them “slow cinema”. His best-known comic figure is “held”, who has clear autobiographical traits. On the occasion of the Frankfurt Book Fair, in our interview Flix answers with drawings some questions on his work and on France, the Guest of Honour at the Book Fair [more …] Illustration: © Isabel Kreitz Comic Interview Isabel Kreitz on inspiration, protest – and France Tokyo in the 1940s, St. Pauli in the post-War period, present-day Berlin: Isabel Kreitz’ illustrations transport viewers into different worlds and yet are highly modern. On the occasion of the Frankfurt Book Fair, in our interview she answers questions on her work and on France, the fair’s guest country. [more …] The Goethe-Institut and the Book Fair Photo: Christian Guémy Frankfurt Book Fair Goethe at Home The Goethe-Institut makes its way to the vibrant literary scene of the Frankfurt Book Fair with an extensive programme. [more …] © #visitfrankfurt, Photo: Holger Ullmann Frankfurt Book Fair Guest of Honour: France This year, France is Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair. A sufficient occasion for the Goethe-Institut France to also take a look, in addition to literature, at Hesse's art and cultural scene – on both sides of the Rhine Photo (detail): Loredana La Rocca, © Goethe-Institut Frankfurt Book Fair The Goethe-Institut at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2017 Visit our stand and our events at the Frankfurt Book Fair! Goethe-Institut projects © Goethe-Institut Litrix.de … introduces you to new German-language publications from the fields of fiction, non-fiction and children's and youth literature, which are regularly selected by a jury of critics. © Goethe-Institut Rosinenpicker Blog of the Goethe-Institut on new German-language publications and news from the world of books and media (in German language) © Goethe-Institut Bücher, über die man spricht What's new on the German book market? The selection of new German-language fiction and non-fiction reflects trends and developments in the German book market.