Spain is the Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair
A total of more than 320 registrations from Spain. More than 320 exhibitors from Spain will be presented at the Frankfurt Book Fair. In Hall 4.1 a number of communidades autonomas will have their own stands: the Basque Country, Galicia, Catalonia and Valencia, along with newcomers Asturias and Andalusia. In Hall 3.0, Spanish illustrators will be introducing themselves, and the Valencia World Design Capital will put in an appearance at THE ARTS+. Spain will also be well represented at the agents’ centre (LitAg, Hall 4.2), where the country will have the third largest presence behind the United Kingdom and the United States.
High-ranking visitors in Frankfurt: The 74th Frankfurter Buchmesse (19-23 October 2022) will open in the presence of the Spanish royal couple, King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia, and Germany’s President Frank-Walter Steinmeier. The announcement was made today by Juergen Boos. Director of Frankfurt Book Fair, at a press conference. Other speakers at the lair’s Opening Ceremony will include representatives of the State of Hesse and the City of Frankfurt am Main, the chairwoman of the German Publishers & Booksellers Association, Karin Schmidt-Friderichs, and the literary keynote speakers from Spain, Irene Vallejo and Antonio Muñoz Molina. The Opening Ceremony will take place on Tuesday, 18 October 2022, in front of an audience of invited guests and will be streamed live.
“A booming book market, a vibrant multilingualism and multifaceted literatures: 31 years after its first appearance as Guest of Honour Spain is once again inviting book fair visitors to become acquainted with the cultural richness of Europe’s third largest country,” said Juergen Boos. And there will be much to discover: The delegation from Spain will include some 200 authors, translators and creatives proven experts on the country’s contemporary literatures. Under the motto ‘Creatividad Desbordante – Spilling Creativity’, the Guest of Honour Pavilion will offer a space for interaction and exchange. It is designed to be a living dictionary that connects words languages and stories. Some of Spain’s most compelling literary voices will be present at the book fair, including Rosa Montero, Arturo Pérez Reverte, Elvira Lindo, Manuel Vilas, Javier Cercas. Elvira Sastre, Dantel Gascón, José Carlos Llop and writer Cristina Morales, who also attended the press conference in Frankfurt.