This year's Frankfurt Book Fair has one and a half Guests of Honor – The Netherlands and the adjacent Belgian region Flanders. We visited the authors in Amsterdam and Antwerp.
The largest book fair in the world may take place in Frankfurt. But some of its most important guests don't come from Germany. Here are some of international celebrities you'll spot at the Frankfurt Book Fair this week.
No one knows the publishing industry better than Felicitas von Lovenberg, literary critic and now manager of Piper publishing house. We met her at the Frankfurt Book Fair to discuss the ins and outs of the business.
"Literature has always managed to overcome dictators," wrote jailed Turkish author Asli Erdogan. Her words marked the start of the Frankfurt Book Fair, which focuses not just on publishing deals, but also human rights.
Oleg Sentsov, the Ukrainian filmmaker on a hunger strike in a Russian prison, debuted with a film that was shown at prestigious international festivals.
His bushy gray beard and determined look are his trademarks. Marx has long since morphed into an icon – and a marketable commodity! The image of the radical revolutionary can sell almost anything, from cars to pop music.
The 'material girl' turns 60: We take a look at Madonna's unique career, the many faces she's presented to the world, her wild, iconic stage outfits, her forays into acting and her charity work.
Migration is in focus at this year's Ruhrtriennale in western Germany. The experimental program with a premiere by a Syrian director is attractive, but Young Fathers' support of the BDS movement has caused rumblings.
What went on in Berlin in the 90s? An exhibition in the city's storied "Alte Münze" has the answers.
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