Georgia represented at Frankfurt Book Fair

Numerous literacy works from Georgian authors will be on display at the festival from today., 08 Oct 2014 - 14:10, Tbilisi,Georgia

From October 8-12 Georgia will participate in the Frankfurt Book Fair and have a national stand at the prestigious event.

Numerous literacy works from Georgian authors and locally published pieces will be on display at the five-day festival, which was regarded as one of the world’s largest trade fairs for books, with more than 7,000 exhibitors from over 100 countries and 286,000 visitors annually.

Georgia’s Minister of Culture and Monument Protection Mikheil Giorgadze has travelled to Frankfurt on an official visit to review Georgia’s presence at the event. This is the first time a Georgian delegation has visited Frankfurt as a future guest of honour for the 2018 book fair.

Within his visit Minister Giorgadze and Georgian National Book Centre director Dea Metreveli plan to meet with the heads of the Frankfurt Book Fair as well as foreign editors, literature agents and representatives of international organisations.

Furthermore, the Minister will deliver a speech at an international summit about "Challenges in Education and Culture Policy”.

At the book fair Georgia will be represented with a more sophisticated and updated stand and will hold number of interesting presentations where guests can get involved. This year 19 Georgian publishing houses are participating in the event.

The design of the Georgia’s national stand was distinguished with a mix of modern design and traditional Georgian features and was selected by the Georgian Publishers Associations through a competition.

Today and tomorrow, a German translation of the book Jeans Generation by famous Georgian writer David Turashvili will take place. The book was translated into German last month ahead of the event by German publishers Wagenbach Verlag.

Meanwhile while abroad Giorgiadze will also meet head of the Culture Department of Frankfurt Felix Semmelroth.