BOOKFEST city 2021

stage Ampersand book - Reading & book launch
57 events in 19 locations
Event dates:
21.10.2021 - 16:00 Clock (Thursday)
22.10.2021 - 14:00 Clock (Friday)
23.10.2021 - 14:00 Clock (Saturday)
24.10.2021 - 14:00 Clock (Sunday)
57 events in 19 locations
60311 Frankfurt am Main

Among others. with Aminata Touré, Harald Lesch, Bernhard Hoëcker and Lea Kaib

Since 2017, culture enthusiasts have been gathering for the fair - also to celebrate BOOKFEST city together in Frankfurt bars, hotels and cultural institutions. This year, many events will again take place across all five days of the fair (from 20 to 24 October 2021) in numerous locations throughout Frankfurt.

5 days, 57 events, 80 authors*, poets*, translators*, illustrators* and presenters*, 11 bookshops and cultural institutions, 26 publishers and 19 locations - that's BOOKFEST city 2021 in numbers.

Visitors can expect a programme full of literature, inspiration and exciting encounters: Caroline Rosalis (20 October, 19.00) and Svenja Flaßpöhler (21 October, 19.00) will present their non-fiction books Das Leben keiner Frau (The Life of No Woman) and Sensibel (Sensitive) respectively in the bar Das Herz; Andreas and Benjamin Lebert will lead a cheerful discussion in the Matthäuskirche (23 October, 18.00) together a cheerful conversation about their father-son relationship (Mit dir); Green politician and vice president of the Schleswig-Holstein state parliament, Aminata Touré, speaks at the German National Library (22 October, 19.30) about Wir können mehr sein: The Power of Diversity; bestselling author Gaby Hauptmann presents her new novel Unsere allerbeste Zeit at the Leonardo Hotel (October 22, 8 p.m.); ZDF presenter Harald Lesch vividly imparts knowledge on renewable energies for understanding and talking (October 20, 7.30 clock) and Lea Kaib presents in the Walden her debut Love with Pride (23 October, 17.00 clock).

Further guests of the BOOKFEST city are among other things Lioba Albus with Älter werden ich später (21 October, 21.00 clock), Florence Brokowski-Shekete with Mist, die versteht mich ja! (21 October, 7.30 p.m.), Safiye Can with Poesie und Pandemie (22 October, 9 p.m.), Nkechi Madubuko with Erziehung zur Vielfalt (21 October, 6 p.m.), Judith Poznan with Prima Aussicht (21 October, 9 p.m.), Dirk Rossmann with Der Zorn des Oktopus (23. October, 6 p.m.), Arno Strobel with Sharing (October 20, 7 p.m.) and Willi Weber with Benzin im Blut (October 22, 7 p.m.).

BOOKFEST 2021 also has a lot to offer on an international level: Georgian author Aka Morchiladze comes to Roomers (21 October, 17.00); Instituto Cervantes hosts the evening Literature Opens Horizons - Three Courageous Europeans in Conversation with Dacia Maraini, Rosa Montero and Nastassja Martin (22 October, 19.30); Czech Marek Toman reads from his novel In Praise of Opportunism (23 October, 19.00); the Slovenian poets Miljana Cunta, Anja Zag Golob and Ana Pepelnik will come together at YokYok (22 October, 19.00); and the Frankfurter Hof will host a literary evening with the Hungarian poets Anne-Marie Kenessey, Anna Terék and Kinga Tóth (23 October, 19.00). October, 7 p.m.).

This year there will also be a strong focus on events for children and young people: Bernhard Hoëcker and Eva von Mühlenfels open up a world of noises, sounds and lutes for children with Was macht Püüüp? (23 October, 11.00 a.m.); at the Volksbühne, Julia Dippel performs Belial (24 October, 2.The Gallustheater will present the winner of the German Youth Book Prize 2021 (23 October, 2 p.m.); Ayse Bosse will also perform Pembo (22 October, 2 p.m.). October, 2.00 p.m.), Stefan Gemmel with Die Yetis sind los (22 October, 4.00 p.m.), Silke Schellhammer with her bestseller series School of Talents (23 October, 2.00 p.m.) and two nominees.00) and two nominees for the Swiss Children's and Young People's Book Prize 2021 in the Struwwelpetermuseum (21 October, 16.00).

The events are - with a few exceptions - free of charge. The health of BOOKFEST city visitors and contributors is a top priority. All locations comply with the protection regulations of the state of Hesse; the respective safety regulations on site apply. The pre-registration links as well as a program overview with all dates are available at

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