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Frankfurt Book Fair: “The book industry has passed the Covid stress test but needs to preserve fair framework conditions”

Opening of the Frankfurt Book Fair 2021 / Books are firmly anchored in society / Stable turnover during the pandemic / Freedom of contract conditions for eBook lending in libraries must be preserved


Antje Rávik Strubel receives the German Book Prize 2021 for her novel “Blaue Frau” (“Blue Woman”).

The winner of the German Book Prize 2021 is Antje Rávik Strubel for her novel “Blaue Frau” (S. Fischer).

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German Book Prize 2021: Six books selected as finalists

The six novels on the shortlist for the German Book Prize 2021.

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Peace Prize of the German Book Trade 2021: Auma Obama to deliver speech in honour of Tsitsi Dangarembga

Auma Obama will deliver the official speech honouring Tsitsi Dangarembga


German Book Prize 2021: 20 titles nominated

Longlist published / 230 titles were in the running / Shortlist to be announced on 21 September / Blog reviews on

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The book market during the pandemic: Strong demand, Challenging situation for the book trade, Call for concepts to revitalise city centres

People are reading more during the pandemic / 2020 book market was stable / Online shops from bookstores had significant growth / Higher expenses and significant shortfalls after the first half of 2021


Book industry sponsorship programme for start-ups: The finalists of the CONTENTshift-Accelerator have been chosen

Initiative of the Börsenverein Group for international and cross-industry exchange / Five finalists will be given coaching and the chance to make valuable contacts / Content Start-up of the year to be announced at the Frankfurt Book Fair

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Tsitsi Dangarembga to receive the 2021 Peace Prize of the German Book Trade

The Board of Trustees of the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade has chosen the Zimbabwean author and filmmaker Tsitsi Dangarembga as the recipient of this year’s Peace Prize.


GINT Translation Competition: Call sent out to emerging translators interested in translating texts in the humanities and social sciences

Submissions accepted until June 30th, 2021 / In partnership with the German book prize known as “WISSEN! Sachbuchpreis der wbg für Geisteswissenschaften”: Applicants must submit an English translation of a text excerpt taken from the 2021 WISSEN prize-win


CONTENTshift-Accelerator 2021: These ten start-ups have made the shortlist

Ten start-ups from three countries have been nominated by the jury / Pitch for a sponsorship programme place on 23 June / Börsenverein Group offering an exclusive networking opportunity and funding of 10,000 Euro