Brazil is Guest of Honor at this year's Frankfurt Book Fair. As the event's motto says, it's "A Land Full of Voices" ... and contradictions.
The world's largest book fair drew a record number of visitors in 2017, as some of the world's biggest authors gave readings, lectures and signed books for attendees. It also closed with a bit of controversy.
Like no other place on earth, the world's largest book fair is home to a marketplace of ideas and worldviews. Nowhere else are ideas so discussed and debated, gaining relevance, writes DW's Jochen Kürten.
Organizers of the Frankfurt Book Fair have stood by their decision to invite far-right publishers in the name of freedom of speech. That freedom seems to have gotten out of control during scuffles over the weekend.
The world's largest book fair welcomes France as its guest of honor this year, and French President Emmanuel Macron will be celebrating the opening of the event Tuesday evening, along with Chancellor Angela Merkel.
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