Frankfurt book fair to showcase Catalan culture

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3 March 2005, FRANKFURT - Catalan culture has been allocated the guest-of-honour role at the 2007 Frankfurt Book Fair, organizers announced on Thursday, with help promised from both the central government in Madrid and the Catalan autonomous region. "After South Korea this year and India next year, we'll have one of Europe's most vital regions of culture to continue a guest series that began back in 1976," said the Book Fair secretariat. "Catalan culture stands out for its unusual creativity and popular ba

3 March 2005

FRANKFURT - Catalan culture has been allocated the guest-of-honour role at the 2007 Frankfurt Book Fair, organizers announced on Thursday, with help promised from both the central government in Madrid and the Catalan autonomous region.

"After South Korea this year and India next year, we'll have one of Europe's most vital regions of culture to continue a guest series that began back in 1976," said the Book Fair secretariat.

"Catalan culture stands out for its unusual creativity and popular base," said book fair director Volker Neumann. "This is proved by internationally successful authors like Vasquez Montalban, Juan Goytisolo or Carlos Ruiz Zafon."

Catalan culture had made a "brilliant" appearance at the Guadalajara Book Fair last year in Mexico and that roused high expectations for the showing in Frankfurt.

Catalonia speaks a tongue closely related to both Spanish and dialects of southern France.

Held every October, the Frankfurt Book Fair is the world's biggest show of new books and the main international marketplace for dealing in translations and other rights to books.

DPA

Subject: German news

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