Highlight events at Frankfurt Buchmesse on the weekend, 23-24 October 2021. Tickets for Saturday of the fair are sold out. Secure your ticket for Sunday.

Saturday, 23 October 2021

Frankfurt Studio Festival Programme

  • 10.00 am, Frankfurt Studio Festival, live broadcast on the Agora and on buchmesse.de/en

A highlight of this year’s Frankfurt Studio Festival is the talk with the winner of the German Book Prize 2021, which, like all events at the Frankfurt Studio Festival, will take place on a hybrid basis, broadcast from the Frankfurt Studio on the fair grounds onto an LED screen on the Agora and to the livestream on buchmesse.de/en

“The Audacity of Canadian’s Children Literature” series: Live Drawing

  • 11.00-11.30 am, Guest of Honour Pavilion, Forum Level 1

With: Author Nancy Vo and moderator Nora Karches

Dany Laferrière, in conversation with Beate Thill

  • 1.00-1.45 pm, Guest of Honour Pavilion, Forum Level 1

With: Author Dany Laferrière and his German translator Beate Thill

Sunday, 24 October 2021

Award of the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 2021

  • 11.45 am, Paulskirche

The author and filmmaker Tsitsi Dangarembga is awarded the Peace Prize. The laudation is held by the Germanist and sociologist Auma Obama. Broadcast from the Paulskirche in Frankfurt. Livestream: ZDF, 11.00 am.

Invited guests only. Contact for media representatives: presse@boev.de

Handover Ceremony: Canada – Spain

4.30-5.30 pm, ARD Buchmessenbühne, Festhalle, Messe Frankfurt (with livestream)

With: Juergen Boos, President and CEO of Frankfurter Buchmesse; Spanish Brass, Music Band; Caroline Fortin, President of CanadaFBM2020/21; María José Gálvez, Spanish Ministry of Culture and Sport, Director General of Books and Promotion of Reading; Dany Laferrière, author; Manuel Vilas, author.

Accredited journalists interested in participating should register here: guestid.de/fbm2021-presse

Hybrid event: Livestream on buchmesse.de/en