The literary programme of Portugal as Guest of Honour in Leipzig will take place on Thursday, 17 March at Haus des Buches and on Friday, 18 March at Schaubühne Lindenfels both from 6 to 10 pm. The famous Blaue Sofa, organized by Bertelsmann, ZDF (Second German Television), Deutschlandfunk Kultur (German culture-oriented radio station) and 3sat (public service TV channel jointly operated from Germany, Austria and Switzerland) will open its doors for the Portuguese authors on Thursday morning from 11 to 12 .
We will be happy to meet Djaimilia Pereira de Almeida, Dulce Maria Cardoso, Yara Monteiro, José Luís Peixoto, and Gonçalo M. Tavares, and also the Brazilian author Tatiana Salem Levy!
February 18th, 2022
From 18th to 20th March, over 50 publishers will present their current titles at “buchmesse_popup” at Werk 2 in Leipzig. The one-off event is not directed against the established fair. The initiators are the publishers Leif Greinus (Voland & Quist) and Gunnar Cynybulk (Kanon). They say: “All our authors and their books need the positive energy that comes from Leipzig in spring. According to the organisers’ announcement, Aufbau Verlag, C.H.Beck, Hanser, Jung und Jung, Kampa, Kanon, Katapult, Klett-Cotta, Kunstmann, Mare, Matthes & Seitz, Schöffling, Suhrkamp/Insel, Verbrecher, Voland & Quist and Wagenbach are among those taking part. PEN will also be represented at the buchmesse_popup.
February 16th, 2022
Portugal has been an enthusiastic partner of the Leipzig Book Fair for the past two years and continues to do its utmost to highlight the talent and creativity of some of the best-known writers from three continents and to showcase the more than 50 titles translated into German that deal with important current issues such as racism.
Among the authors who are going to attend events are Djaimilia Pereira de Almeida, Dulce Maria Cardoso, Yara Monteiro, José Luís Peixoto, and Gonçalo M. Tavares, and also the Brazilian author Tatiana Salem Levy.
February 7th, 2022
After the political authorization of the event and a large percentage of exhibitors announcing their participation, hope was huge that after two years of cancellation, the 2022 edition of the second largest German book fair could be hold. But in the end, too many large publishing houses had decided against participating due to the uncertain pandemic situation.
The literature in Portuguese language from Portugal and PALOP, which includes Portuguese and African authors writing in Portuguese, were invited as Guest of Honour. We’re deeply sorry that this unique opportunity of showing the richness of this literature, written by many of our authors who were invited, will be missed again.