India is guest of honour at Frankfurt Book Fair

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21 January 2005 , FRANKFURT - India is to be the guest of honour at the 2006 Frankfurt book fair - the first country to be invited for a second time at the world's largest annual publishing event. A book fair spokesman said on Friday the decision had been made by outgoing director Volker Neumann, with the Spanish region of Catalonia chosen for 2007. India was guest of honour at the fair in 1986. New director Juergen Boos, who takes over on 1 April, was not involved in the decision which had to be taken we

21 January 2005  

FRANKFURT - India is to be the guest of honour at the 2006 Frankfurt book fair - the first country to be invited for a second time at the world's largest annual publishing event.

A book fair spokesman said on Friday the decision had been made by outgoing director Volker Neumann, with the Spanish region of Catalonia chosen for 2007. India was guest of honour at the fair in 1986.

New director Juergen Boos, who takes over on 1 April, was not involved in the decision which had to be taken well in advance to allow planning to begin, the spokesman said.

Guest of honour at this year's fair from 19 to 13 October is South Korea. A group of about 60 Korean authors will set off on a reading tour around Germany in March, finishing in Frankfurt at the book fair.

DPA

Subject: German news

 

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