Blog Canada at Leipzig Book Fair 2019

In collaboration with the Embassy of Canada to Germany and Livres Canada Books, Canada FBM2020 is pleased to announce that Canada will have a stand at the 2019 edition of the Leipzig Book Fair (March 21-24).

Leipzig is the second largest German fair after the Frankfurt Book Fair, therefore an essential event for the book industry, and especially important for Canada next spring: traditionally, the Leipzig Fair serves as a strategic location for the Frankfurt Guest of Honour to launch its literary programming.

This year, Canada will take an active part in the Book Fair activities, with the following programme:

Thursday, March 21st, Forum International Stage, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Reading with the Canadian author Kim Thúy, moderated by Toby Ashraf
Location: Hall 4 Stand C505

Thursday, March 21, 5 pm
Reception at the Canada stand
Location: Hall 4 Stand D300

Friday, March 22, 2 pm
Signing session with the Canadian author Kim Thuy
Location: Hall 4 Stand D300

Saturday, March 23, 11:30 am -12 pm
Signing session with the Instagram poet Atticus
Location: Hall 4 Stand D300

Saturday, March 23, 3 pm
Literature from Canada: unique, diverse!
In preparation for our guest appearance at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2020, we present untranslated books from all parts of our great country – known voices as well as young authors of all genres.
Location: Hall 4 Stand D300

Saturday, March 23, 3:30 pm
Reception for German Booksellers 
Canada welcomes you to its stand at the Leipzig Book Fair on an exclusive reception for German booksellers: they are invited to chat with the team, the Canadian publishers and authors.
Location: Hall 4 Stand D300

Attendance at Leipzig, therefore, provides an ideal window for learning more about the German market, the Guest of Honour Program, making appropriate contacts, strengthening existing relationships and discovering new business opportunities. A delegation of 9 publishing houses and 1 literary agency will participate, including:

Breakwater Books, breakwaterbooks.com
Pedlar Press, pedlarpress.com
Running the Goat Books & Broadsides, runningthegoat.com
Beth Follet, Publisher
 
ECW Press, ecwpress.com
Emily Ferko, Sales, Operations, Rights

Fernwood Publishing, fernwoodpublishing.ca
James Patterson, Rights, Permissions and Finances
 
Éditions Chouette, edition-chouette.com
Simon Payette, Executive Director
 
Éditions de la nouvelle plume, plume.refc.ca
Martine Noël-Maw, Publisher
 
Greystone Books, greystonebooks.com
Susanne Rolf, Publisher Associate
 
Groupe d’édition La courte échelle, groupecourteechelle.com
Mariève Talbot, Executive Director
 
L’Instant même, instantmeme.com
Geneviève Pigeon, CEO and Director
 
Monsieur ED, monsieured.com
Alice Liénard, Publisher & Literary Director
 
Westwood Creative Artists, wcaltd.com
Meg Wheeler, Literary Agent

For more information, consult the guidelines.

Looking forward to having you along for the adventure!