STAR AUTHORS EN VOGUE AT FRANKFURT BOOK FAIR

STAR AUTHORS EN VOGUE AT FRANKFURT BOOK FAIR

THE FRANKFURT BOOK FAIR IS THE WORLD'S LARGEST PUBLISHING EVENT, BRINGING TOGETHER OVER 7,000 EXHIBITORS FROM MORE THAN 100 COUNTRIES.

- French flair - Guest nation France will lead by example by bringing over 180 writers to Germany, including some of the world's best-known French-language authors.
"There's a desire to see authors, to experience them in real life," the fair's spokeswoman Katja Boehne told reporters ahead of the five-day event, expected to attract over 270,000 visitors.
It dates back to the Middle Ages, with the first edition taking place shortly after the Gutenberg printing press was invented in nearby Mainz.

Margaret Atwood, Dan Brown and Nicholas Sparks are among the big names descending on Frankfurt this week as the world's oldest book fair glams up for the Instagram generation, hoping to wow the crowds with "live events" by...

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