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.
A Frankfurt music festival turned an astronaut training plane into a zero-gravity nightclub. Some 30 partygoers got to dance on the ceiling during the four-hour roller-coaster ride in the sky.
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.
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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