Thanks a lot for having us, Frankfurt!

What an amazing book fair week we’ve had!
All of us at NORLA would like to thank everyone who contributed; authors, illustrators, translators, artists, moderators, volunteers, interpreters, agents, publishers, booksellers, our architects and designers, sponsors, everyone we collaborated with both for the literary program and the cultural program, our PR agency, the Norwegian embassy in Berlin, friends and acquaintances, old and new – and last, but not least the great audiences!

THANK YOU all for making the Frankfurter Buchmesse full of memories for life.

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From the left: Margit Walsø, Director of NORLA, hands over the Book Fair Guest Scroll to Caroline Fortin, President of Canada FBM2020. (Photo: Sabine Felber).

Did you not go to Frankfurt this year? Or were you there, but didn’t get to see everything? Or perhaps you would like to see some of the events a second time?
See our livestream from the main stage of our Guest of Honour pavilion here
NB: It might be useful to first consult the pavilion programme, in order to fast forward to the correct day/time.

Opening speeches
Read Erika Fatland’s speech at the opening of the Book Fair here
and Karl Ove Knausgård’s speech here.

And see our picture highlights day by day here:
Tuesday, October 15
Wednesday, October 16
Thursday, October 17
Friday, October 18
Saturday, October 19
Sunday, October 20

The Buchmesse has posted videos from several events, among them the launch of Jo Nesbø’s crime fiction Knife here and from the literary gala with among others Maja Lunde, here (starting at 01:03.00).
See all videos here.

We look forward to returning to the Frankfurter Buchmesse in 2020.
And last, but not least, we wish our Canadian colleagues a fantastic year as Guest of Honour at the most important book fair in the world!

Read more about the Canadian Guest of Honour presentation here

All about Norway’s Guest of Honour project here