The World Visits Leipzig

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.

Guest of Honour Austria
Experience the Guest of Honour Austria for Leipzig Book Fair 2023
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Discover literature from South-Eastern Europe at Leipzig Book Fair.
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Leipzig Book Award for European Understanding

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Translation Centre
Come and discover this forum where translators and readers can meet and exchange ideas.
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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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