Germany in the spotlight at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair |


In coordination with Frankfurter BuchmesseGermany will return as guest of honor with a large physical presence at the 31st Abu Dhabi International Book Fair later this month, officials said in a press release.

The Book Fair will take place from May 23 to 29 at the ADNEC exhibition center under the theme “Inspire. Create. Enrich.”

Recognized as a catalyst for cultural development in the Arab world and advancing the Arabic publishing industry internationally, ADIBF will offer writers, poets, intellectuals and many others a platform to value their talent and offer promising opportunities to those operating in the sector, forging new partnerships and discovering the latest trends.

ADIBF is considered the beating heart of the publishing industry in the Middle East and North Africa. Its main objective is to connect the Arab and international publishing communities through “global conversations”.

The seven-day fair will feature more than 1,000 exhibitors from 80 countries and feature a series of compelling events fostering cross-cultural dialogue among its German guests of honour, professional and cultural programs focusing on language, translation, literature and poetry.

Following last year’s limited capacity due to the pandemic, in collaboration with Frankfurter Buchmesse Germany returns as guest of honor with a strong physical presence and will be accompanied by a dynamic professional and cultural program with a delegation of 80 publishers, intellectuals, writers and illustrators.

This fair will open the door to Russian Jew Olga Grjasnowa from Germany and fiction writer Deepak Unniskrishnan, born to Indian parents from Abu Dhabi, to talk about how their experience as migrants has influenced their writing and how foreign writers are represented in Germany and the United Arab Emirates. .

The “German Stories” program includes screenings of 25 German films and events highlighting the collaborative dynamic between German and Arab cultures.

Unlike 2021 circumscribed by COVID, Germany is going to take part in many rewarding events.

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