Blog Guest of Honour “CANADA 2020” Press Conference – FBM 2019

Frankfurt, Germany – Thursday, October 17th, 2019.

The Guest of Honour ‘Canada 2020’ Press Conference will be held this Thursday morning at the 2019 Frankfurt Book Fair.  Attendees will be introduced to what will be driving our literary and cultural programming throughout the 2020 year.

Our literary guests in attendance are: 
– Lisa Moore, award-winning author of Alligator, February, and Caught 
– Christian Guay-Poliquin, author of Governor General of Canada’s Award-winning novel, Le Poids de la neige 
– J.D. Kurtness, author of De vengeance, Winner of the Indigenous Voices Award for French Prose in 2018  
 
There will also be a performance by classically-trained Canadian cellist Cris Derksen with recorded excerpts from the works of the three authors.

Participants: 
– Juergen Boos, President and CEO, Frankfurter Buchmesse
– Hélène Laurendeau, Deputy Minister, Department of Canadian Heritage, Government of Canada
– Caroline Fortin, President, Canada FBM2020