Must Attend Events at Frankfurt Book Fair 2017

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.

We are absolutely looking forward to our time at the #FBM2017 and if you’re there from 13-15 Oct, just buzz us on Twitter/Instagram, come and see us. Let’s talk books.

Glimpse of a few must attend sessions this year –

10 Oct 

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.

14 Oct

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. 

Do buy a copy of the book to support this initiative by Writersmelon.


Aspiring author, frequent blogger, freelance editor, book critic, movie buff, mihidana fanatic. Lives in Pune. Before the above titles, I was a PhD dropout in Soil Science from the US of A, which rather coerced me into switching gears and professions. I work in both English and my mother tongue Bengali.

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