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Sunday, 20 October 2020, Frankfurt am Main, Germany:  Norway handed over to Canada the guest of honour status for the 2020 Frankfurt Book Fair. 

About Canada FBM2020

Canada FBM2020 was established in collaboration with the Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP) and the Association nationale des éditeurs de livres (ANEL) to manage, in both official languages, the role and involvement of the Canadian book industry in the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2020.

Canada FBM2020 receives financial support from the Department of Canadian Heritage, which is the federal department responsible for the general administration of Canada’s appearance as Guest of Honour at the 2020 Frankfurt fair. It works under the strategic supervision of an executive committee that includes representatives of Canadian Heritage, the Canada Council for the Arts, Global Affairs Canada, Telefilm Canada, and members of Canada FBM2020’s Board of Directors.

Handover ceremony for Canada at the Frankfurt Book Fair – Image by Canada FBM2020.

As a not-for-profit organisation, Canada FBM2020 is supported by an independent board of directors and works with key partners in the Government of Canada and the book industry to deliver the major elements of the Guest of Honour programme. Canada FBM is an entity that uses the two official languages to represent Anglophone, Francophone and Indigenous book publishers from across Canada. 

 About the Concept of Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair

Each year, the Frankfurt Book Fair names as its guest of honour a country whose literature and culture are showcased during the entire period of the fair itself in October, as well as in the preceding months. The Guest of Honour country, or region, participates during the entire year leading up to the book fair in various cultural events and projects in Frankfurt and elsewhere in Germany. It also organises a wide variety of literary activities, art and culture exhibitions, and music, dance, theatre and film programs to celebrate the talent and diversity of their creators. 

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