World’s largest bookish celebration – Frankfurt Book Fair – has already commenced in 2017 and this year we’re super excited as the Writersmelon team will be attending this magnificent event from 13-15 October.
The Frankfurt Book Fair is the world’s largest book trade fair and it is said to have began in the middle ages when the Gutenberg printing press was first invented. Indulging authors, readers and publishers since then, it has become almost a week-long carnival of books. You can be happily lost in the maze of books, meet quite a few people to discuss business, listen to the best authors in the world and most importantly, make new bookish friends.
Glimpse of a few must attend sessions this year –
Introductory speeches by Dr Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron. France is the guest country at the FBM this year.
Opening keynote speech by International literary agent Andrew Wylie from New York. He mentioned India among the largest book markets in the world and how it is growing.
Cecelia Ahern at her book signing event at 10 am
Margaret Atwood at a press conference from 10 – 11 am
Paula Hawkins at a book signing event from 12.30 pm
Nicholas Sparks will be at the open stage from 2 – 5 pm
Dan Brown with the launch of Origin from 7 pm (this is a ticketed event)
Hope to see you there and have a great bookish time! We will be attending these events with our book Jukebox : A collection of stellar short stories by budding writers of India. An outcome of Melonade – A nationwide writing competition by Writersmelon.