Frankfurt Book Fair 2015

Frankfurt Book Fair 2015

Wales Literature Exchange will be heading to Germany, for the biggest gathering in the publishing world, the Frankfurt Bookfair.

Indonesia will be the guest of honour of the bookfair held between October 14 – 18 2015. The Exchange will be meeting publishers, agents and translators, and presenting our new Bookcase - our selection of books which we recommend for translation.

During the fair we will be attending the Goudfazant Network meeting.  The Goudfazant network gathers together European translation funding bodies twice a year to discuss best practice.

To organize a meeting with Wales Literature Exchange during the bookfair, please contact Sioned Puw Rowlands at


During the Bookfair, our partners will hold a number of events:

Our sister organisation, Literature Across Frontiers, will hold a panel discussion:

Making literature travel between Europe and Asia
Wednesday 14th October, 1.00pm – 2.000pm,

Having an agent is a must for authors today and there are now literary agencies working not only in the Anglophone world but also across Europe. But how does writing from other continents find its way to publishers in today’s competitive book industry and how do we interact with markets and literary scenes as remote as those of China, India or Indonesia?

Three literary agents talk about the challenges of promoting literature between Europe and Asia.

Taking part: Eliza Vitri Handayani (Indonesia), InterSastra
, David Lopez-del Amo (Spain/China), Sinicus
, Vinutha Mallya (India), Kaavi.

Chaired by: Alexandra Büchler.


The Goudfazant Network will also hold a panel discussion:

Travel agencies for Literature
Friday, 16 October 2015
16:00 - 17:00
Weltempfang Salon, Hall 5.0 

The panel will discuss the publication of Vielleicht Esther by Katja Petrowskaja, a book that has received support for numerous translations. 

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