The World Visits Leipzig

Aufnahme von der Leipziger Buchmesse 2023: zu sehen ist ein Ausschnitt des Messestandes vom Gastland Österreich mit Besuchern

Writers have perhaps the keenest view of the present and the past, whether considering politics and society or looking at individual people with their thoughts and feelings. They whisk their readers away to unknown regions, evoke intimate feelings and create new contexts. Each year more than 400 international exhibitors attend Leipzig Book Fair to showcase the rich diversity and latest developments in the world of literature – often with some surprises in store.

Leipzig Book Fair's traditional focus – literature from Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe – has now evolved into a large network for publishers, authors and translators from these regions. One particular feature that appeals to all international exhibitors is the efficient mix of cultural work, public relations and business – not least because of Germany's reputation as the largest market for translation.

Leipzig Book Fair is the perfect podium for Guest of Honour . Awaiting them in Leipzig is the ideal platform for a media and publicity-focused presentation to promote the long-term distribution of literature in the German-speaking world. The host country presentation helps their views and voices be heard in Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein, multilingual Luxembourg and German-speaking Switzerland, ensuring that their works find a permanent spot on German-speaking bookshelves.

Das Logo des Gastlandes 2024 Niederlande und Flandern "alles außer flach"
Guest of honour Netherlands & Flanders

Experience the guest of honour of Leipzig Book Fair 2024.

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Das Logo von Traduki. Zu sehen ist eine Illustration mit drei Personen die aus Fenstern schauen und lesen.
Discover literature from South-Eastern Europe at Leipzig Book Fair.
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Guest of honour Norway

Experience the guest of honour of Leipzig Book Fair 2025.

Ein Portrait von Marija Michailowna Stepanowa, die Gewinnerin des Leipziger Buchpreises zur Europäischen Verständigung 2023. Sie steht angelehnt an einem Baum in einer blauen Jacke auf einem Waldweg.
Leipzig Book Award for European Understanding

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Eine Veranstaltung auf der Leipziger Buchmesse. An dem Tisch auf der Bühne sitzen 6 Personen, ihnen gegenüber das Publikum.
Translation Centre
Come and discover this forum where translators and readers can meet and exchange ideas.
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Eine Veranstaltung auf der Leipziger Buchmesse. Zwei Männer sitzen auf der Bühne an einem schwarzen Tisch, ihnen gegenüber das Publikum. Es handelt sich um das Café Europa.
In Focus
The event series features authors critically discussing current political topics from everyday life in Europe: always from a perspective of personal experience and concern.
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