Book fairs in Germany provide an excellent platform on which the international work of the Goethe-Institut can be re-examined from a home perspective and also thrown open to a German audience for discussion. Every year numerous German-speaking authors, translators or illustrators travel to a variety of places around the globe on behalf of the Goethe-Institut, where they discuss their books with already-delighted readers as well as those who still need some convincing. They take part in workshops and festivals, and use this as an opportunity to forge international contacts with other creative people.
Dear friends of literature,
The books fairs in Germany provide an excellent platform to view the world-wide work of the Goethe-Institut once again from the domestic perspective and to present it to the German public for discussion. Numerous German-language writers, translators and illustrators travel every year for the Goethe-Institut to readings, festivals, book fairs and residencies in the most diverse places.
In 2016 the Translation Grant Programme of the Goethe-Institut was able to support more than 200 works in about 35 languages. Since 2015 our translation programme Litrix.de has focussed on the Arabic language.
The Goethe-Institut programme for the Frankfurt Book Fair gives a lively impression of our topics and formats and the people with whom we work.
Visit us at the Goethe-Institut stand - Hall 3.1, Stand L38
We look forward to seeing you at the Fair and wish you many exciting encounters!
|The lost avant-garde
||Wednesday, 11 October 2017
||Mooring: Nizza Wharf, Berth no. 1 (directions available:
|Quo vadis Romania?||Thursday, 12 October 2017||Salon Weltempfang, Hall 3.1, Stand L25|
|The New Arab Comic – High-calibre art and highly political
||Friday, 13 October 2017||Bühne Weltempfang, Halle 3.1, Stand L25|
|The Balkan Match Ball?||Friday, 13 October 2017||Salon Weltempfang, Hall 3.1, Stand L25|
|Youth against despots
||Friday, 13 October 2017||ARTE-Stand, Halle 4.1, Stand D10|
|Writing to survive – Women authors from Iraq introduce their prose and poetry
||Friday, 13 October 2017||International Stage, Halle 5.1, Stand A.128|
|1914 – 2014: 100 years of political poetry in Portugal and the German-speaking countries||Friday, 13 October 2017||Stand Portugal/DGLAB, Halle 5.1, Stand B16
|Decolonise! – The cultural perspective of a complex transformation||Friday, 13 October 2017||Bühne Weltempfang, Halle 3.1, Stand L25|
|Does the fun stop with God? – Freedom of opinion and blasphemy||Saturday, 14 October 2017||Bühne Weltempfang, Halle 3.1, Stand L25|
|“Can we do it?” – Children’s and young adult literature in German and Arabic focusing on the experience of fleeing and forced migration||Saturday, 14 October 2017||ARTE-Stand, Hall 4.1, Stand D10|
|The authors’ football match Germany-France and literary encounters||Saturday, 14 October 2017||DFB Culture Foundation and Litcam “Kulturstadion”,
Hall 3.1, Stand B33 and Sossenheim Sports Ground, Westerbachstraße 274 a, 65936 Frankfurt / Sossenheim
|“Fake news – How they make politics out of lies”||Saturday, 14 October 2017
||Bühne Weltempfang, Halle 3.1, Stand L25|
|In search of a European Islam – France and Germany in comparison
||Saturday, 14 October 2017||Salon Weltempfang, Hall 3.1, Stand L25|
|Literary encounters with members of the German and French national authors teams
||Sunday, 15 October 2017||DFB Culture Foundation and Litcam “Kulturstadion”,Hall 3.1, Stand B33|