Romania participating in Frankfurt International Book Fair 2023

This year again, Romania participates in the Frankfurt International Book Fair taking place Wednesday through Sunday with a stand organized by the Ministry of Culture, which will host meetings between publishers, literary agents, as well as public readings, events with Romanian authors, book presentations and debates.

The guests invited by the Culture Ministry to this year’s edition of the Frankfurt Book Fair are writers Gabriela Adamesteanu, Catalin Pavel, Catalin Partenie and Helmuth Seiler, who will be joined by the guests of writer and publishing house owner Traian Pop Traian, who has been promoting the works of Romanian and Eastern European authors in Germany for over three decades now.

Jan Cornelius will provide the translation of the events, while Romanian writer Dana Grigorcea will moderate the debates, in German.

As every year, authors and publishing houses from the Republic of Moldova are on display at the stand alongside the Romanian ones.

A meeting will be organized at the Romanian stand between editors, publishing rights managers and literary agents from Armenia, Georgia, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Ukraine.

* On Thursday, Livia Stoia’s literary agency will celebrate its 20th anniversary at the national stand, together with industry representatives.

* On Friday, professor and writer Helmuth Seiler will present the anthology of contemporary Romanian poetry published in 2021 in German by Edition Noack & Block, Frank & Timme GmbH, under the title “Paper Suspension Bridges”.

On the same day, Catalin Partenie will present the German edition of his novel “The Golden Burrow”, published by Hoffmann & Campe in 2023.

* The series of Romanian events will continue on Saturday with a debate about the current state of the Romanian novel, with poet Traian Pop Traian joining the guest authors. The discussion will be followed by the release of the German translation, in the Die Andere Biliothek collection of the Aufbau Publishing House, of Gabriela Adamesteanu’s novel “Fontana di Trevi”. The volume appeared this year and continues the series of translations of this author at the said German publishing house.

Biblioteca Prichindeilor/The Munchkins’ Library will offer visitors a selection of books for sale, chosen from recent publications by contemporary Romanian authors.

One of the oldest and most prestigious international fairs in the world and considered to be the largest copyright fair, the Frankfurt International Book Fair annually hosts approximately 300,000 visitors and over 200 foreign exhibitors. At this year’s edition, the guest of honor is Slovenia, under the motto “A Honeycomb of Words”.