Indonesia is this year's Guest of Honor at the Frankfurt Book Fair. Linda Christanty is one of the country's renowned writers. Her most recent book deals with the aftermath of decades of civil war in Indonesia.
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.
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.
With France the guest of honor at the Frankfurt Book Fair this year, we look at some of the nation's best contemporary authors and ask an expert: Why do the French write such good books?
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.
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