Germany and France come together over books
GERMAN Chancellor Angela Merkel opened this year's Frankfurt Book Fair alongside French President Emmanuel Macron. The theme of this year's event is francophone literature.
Merkel and Macron’s inauguration of the event on Tuesday, “is a symbol of the close connection between Germany and France and their joint commitment to a strong Europe,” Juergen Boos, the director of the book fair, said in a statement.
The fair is taking place under the motto “Frankfurt auf Franzoesisch,” or “Frankfurt in French,” and is set to be attended by some 180 French writers, including Michelle Houellebecq, Nobel prize winner JeanMarie Gustave Le Clezio, and Belgium’s Amelie Nothomb.
The Frankfurt Book Fair is open to the public until Oct 15. – dpa
(R-L) Merkel, president of the German Publishers and Booksellers Association Heinrich Riethmueller and Macron opening the Frankfurt Book Fair.