The 2012 Frankfurt Book Fair kicks off on Wednesday and as the world’s largest book fair will have quite a bit of interest in the way of books, writers and publishing talk and news. Just in terms of Central and Eastern European writers there will be writers such as Russian poet and essayist Olga Martynova, Finnish-Estonian author of Purge Sofi Oksanen, crime writers Wolf Haas and Jakob Arjouni, Czech novelist Markéta Pilátová and Slovak novelist Michal Hvorecký. There will also be a number of interesting programs and panels on subjects ranging from contemporary Czech writers, Václav Havel and literary regions that have slipped out of the limelight. The Fair’s guest of honor is New Zealand.
Best of all, literalab will be there at Frankfurt in person, reporting on what needs to be reported on and meeting whoever needs to be met. So, if you fit in the latter category, feel free to get in touch.
October 10 – 14, 2012