“It is going to be an important year”

The Minister of Culture and Sports, Miquel Iceta, this Wednesday, September 20, has given the starting signal to the Spanish participation in the Frankfurt Book Fair, in which it will be guest of honor country, highlighting that not only these days will be “important, but the whole year.”

In Germany they give great importance to culture and reading and this fair is an economic powerhouse, but also of cultural projection. A one-year period is just beginning in which our literature is promoted and it is going to be important for Spanish culture, “said the minister in statements collected by Europa Press in the German city.

Spain is once again the Guest of Honor at the Frankfurt Book Fair 31 years after its leading role in 1991. “It is a very powerful possibility of promotion and dissemination because here many take care of these things and it is an opportunity that must be fully exploited“, has reiterated.

In this fair there will be a Spanish landing of more than 70 writers, illustrators, translators, editors, cultural journalists and other professionals in the sector under the slogan ‘Overflowing Creativity’

This Thursday the press conference of Spain will be held as Guest of Honor, in the Festhalle, with the presence of the Minister of Culture and Sports, Miquel Iceta, the General Director of Book and Reading Promotion, María José Gálvez, the curator of the project Elvira Marco, the president of the Frankfurt Book Fair, Jürgen Boos, and the authors Rosa Montero, Elvira Lindo, Karmele Jaio, Najat El Hachmi and Mario Obrero.

The second big date will be next October 24, when Spain takes over from Canada What Guest of Honor of the Frankfurt Fair 2022. Jürgen Boos, will sponsor the delivery of the ‘Guest scroll’ (parchment of the Guest of Honor) by the representative of the Canadian Organizing Committee, Caroline Fortin, to the general director of the Book and Promotion of Reading, María José Gálvez.

After the event, the writer Manuel Vilas will star in a meeting with a Canadian author. The Spanish Brass quintet, 2020 National Music Prize winner, will close the event by performing pieces by Isaac Albéniz and Joan Manuel Serrat, among others.

Since 2019, AC / E and the Ministry of Culture and Sports have awarded more than 800 grants for the translation of Spanish works in various languages. During the period from 2019 to 2021, it is estimated that there will be more than 300 titles translated only into German.

By Editor

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