9.10.09

Argentina: Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2010


For the first time since 1994, 2010 features a Latin American country as Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair. The programme of events in 2009 already includes many Argentinian events as a foretaste of things to come. An overview.All events are in Spanish, many also being translated into German and English. For the updated information of the day, please refer to the online Calendar of Events at www.buchmesse.de/kalender/.

Wednesday, 14 October
Inauguration Argentinian Collective Stand
12.30 noon, Hall 5.1 D 975
With: the official Argentinian delegation, publishers, journalists and special guests
Organizer: Argentine Organising Committee COFRA

Literary Encounter: "Literature and memory"
2.00 p.m., Argentinian Collective Stand, Hall 5.1 D 975
With: Osvaldo Bayer (author), Sergio Olguin (author), Mempo Giardinelli (author) and Mora Cordeu (journalist)
Organizer: COFRA

"City and letters: From Borges to the current fiction genre"
2.30 p.m., Ministry of Culture Buenos Aires, Hall 5.1 D 976
Presentation of the books "12 narradores argentinos 2009" and "Ciudad Viva", editions by the Ministry of Culture of the City of Buenos Aires.
Organizer: City of Buenos Aires

"The South thinks, too!"
3.00 p.m., Client's Lounge, Hall 5.1 E 964
In an international context where English has become the ruling language for academic publishing, it gets ever more difficult for Latin American intellectuals to see their books translated and read on an international basis. And yet - there are outstanding thinkers in these countries, who work silently in universities around the world, opening the eyes of readers worldwide to new, profound and central subjects. Who are these authors? What are they saying? How can we learn more about them? And why is this important for Europe?
With: Damián Tabarovsky (Editorial Siglo XXI), Gabriela Adamo (TyPA)
Organizer: Fundación TyPA

Literary Encounter: "Literature and theatre"
4.00 p.m., Argentinian Collective Stand, Hall 5.1 D 975
With: Claudia Pineiro (author), Mario Goloboff (author), Osvaldo Quiroga (journalist), Raquel San Martin (journalist)
Organizer: COFRA

"Buenos Aires World Book Capital 2011, an award which sets new paths"
5.00 p.m., Ministry of Culture Buenos Aires, Hall 5.1 D 976
Organizer: City of Buenos Aires

Concert "Buenos Aires, Borges and Piazzolla"
7.15 p.m., Instituto Cervantes, Staufenstr.1, Frankfurt
With: Esteban Morgado (guitar) and Enzo Pinto (singer)
Organizer: City of Buenos Aires and Instituto Cervantes

Opening of the exhibition: "The Atlas of Borges"
8.00 p.m., Instituto Cervantes, Staufenstr.1, Frankfurt
Exhibition with photographs and texts of María Kodama and Hernán Lombardi.
Organizer: City of Buenos Aires and Instituto Cervantes

Thursday, 15 October
Press Conference Guest of Honour Argentina 2010
10.30 a.m., Hall 4, Room Europa
Organizer: COFRA and Frankfurt Book Fair

Who is reading novels today?
12.30 noon, Guest of Honour Presentation, Forum, Level 1
Three female authors exchange creative thoughts and opinions on women’s literature.
With: Vlady Kociancich (Guest of Honour 2010), Şebnem İşigüzel (Guest of Honour 2008), Tie Ning (Guest of Honour 2009)
Organizer: Guest of Honour China

Literary Encounter: "Argentina - The emperor of China does not ride a bike"
12.30 noon, International Centre, Hall 5.0 D 901
China is experiencing a boom among writers in the German and Spanish-speaking worlds. With great humour and the pleasure of discovery, Ariel Magnus and Tilman Rammstedt look into western notions of China and dispatch their readers on an unusual journey to the Middle Kingdom via Buenos Aires and the Westerwald.
With: Ariel Magnus (author, Buenos Aires) and Tilman Rammstedt (author, Berlin), Silke Kleemann (translator, Munich).
Organizer: Frankfurt Book Fair and Instituto Cervantes Frankfurt

"A publishing house that contributes to the city progress: Corregidor and its city project"
12:30 noon, Ministry of Culture Buenos Aires, Hall 5.1 D 976
Corregidor publishing house gathers, in its catalogue, a complete list of authors related to the city, by means of essays, poetry, fiction, illustrated books and an assorted variety of genres. Committed to urban culture, this publishing house shows its varied and current subjects at this fair.
With: Manuel Pampín and others
Organizer: City of Buenos Aires

Literary Encounter: Argentina
1.30 p.m., International Centre, Hall 5.0 D 901
"Literature and memory - Argentina 200 years after independence"
Argentina will not only be Guest of Honour of the Frankfurt Book Fair 2010, but is also celebrating 200 years of independence from Spain. All the more reason for two leading cultural Argentinean personalities to look at what is Argentinean and what is European with Argentinean culture.
With: José Pablo Feinmann (author, Argentina) and Osvaldo Quiroga (literary critic, Argentina).
Organizer: COFRA and Frankfurt Book Fair

"The voices of memory"
3.00 p.m., Ministry of Culture Buenos Aires, Hall 5.1 D 976
The Ministry of Culture presents the book of the Argentine Writers Society SEA "Palabra Viva", a collection of texts and biographies by writers who have disappeared during the years of Argentinian military dictatorship.
Organizer: City of Buenos Aires

La Hora Latina: "Is the Argentinian publishing industry open to Argentinian literature’s new voices?"
4.15 p.m., Forum Dialog, Hall 6.1 E 913
A debate on the dominant criteria in the publishing industry in Argentina. A meeting to discuss the individual visions and common necessities of a writer, a publisher and a literary critic in their contemporary publishing market role.
With Guillermo Martínez (author), Daniel Divinsky (publisher), Silvia Hopenhayn (book review journalist)
Organizer: COFRA

"Walking Buenos Aires through its bookshops"
5.00 p.m., Ministry of Culture Buenos Aires, Hall 5.1 D 976
With: Natu Poblet
Organizer: City of Buenos Aires

Happy Hour Ediciones Larivière
5.00 p.m., Hall 4.1 L 554
With: Dudu von Thielmann, Jean-Louis Larivière

Friday, 16 October
Business Breakfast: Argentina
9.30 a.m., Hall 4.C, Room Entente
Argentina, Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2010, presents its book market.
Organizer: Frankfurt Book Fair, Cámara Argentina del Libro and Cámara Argentina de Publicaciones

Literary Encounter: "Borges for ever"
11.00 a.m., Argentinean Collective Stand, Hall 5.1 D 975
With: Guillermo Martínez (author), Vlady Kociancich (author), Mario Goloboff (author), Ana Martínez Quijano (journalist)
Organizer: COFRA

Presentation: "La Joven Guardia"
11.00 a.m., Ministry of Culture Buenos Aires, Hall 5.1 D 976
With: Maximiliano Tomas
Organizer: City of Buenos Aires

"Sale of author’s rights abroad: Report Ex-translation"
2.00 p.m., Ministry of Culture Buenos Aires, Hall 5.1 D 976
With: Gabriela Adamo
Organizer: Fundación TYPA

Literary Encounter: Civilization and Barbarism
2.00 p.m., Argentinian Collective Stand, Hall 5.1 D 975
With: José Pablo Feinmann (author), Maria Rosa Lojo (author), Osvaldo Bayer (author), Silvina Friera (journalist)
Organizer: COFRA

"Booksellers’ stories: An emblematic profession."
4.00 p.m., Ministry of Culture Buenos Aires, Hall 5.1 D 976
Discussion and book presentation
With: Natu Poblet and Guido Indij (booksellers)
Organizer: City of Buenos Aires

Happy Hour Argentina
5.00 p.m., Translators Centre, Hall 5.0 E 955
In anticipation of Argentina’s Guest of Honour appearance in 2010, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Culture of the Argentine Republic and litprom (the Society for the Promotion of African, Asian and Latin American Literature) introduce their funding programmes for the translation of Argentinian titles. Followed by: Happy Hour.
Organizer: Frankfurt Book Fair with COFRA, litrix and litprom

"Comics in Buenos Aires"
5.30 p.m., Ministry of Culture Buenos Aires, Hall 5.1 D 976
With: Alex Otto Zaiser, Luciano Brom and Sabastián Noejovich
Organzier: City of Buenos Aires

Saturday, 17 October
Literary Encounter: "Literature and cinema"
11.00 a.m., Argentinian Collective Stand, Hall 5.1 D 975
With: José Pablo Feinmann (author), Guillermo Martínez (author), Osvaldo Bayer (author), Cristina Mucci (journalist)
Organizer: COFRA

Literary Encounter: "Prominent characters in Argentinian literature"
2.00 p.m., Argentinian Collective Stand, Hall 5.1 D 975
With: Maria Rosa Lojo (author), Mempo Giardinelli (author), Mario Goloboff (author), Silvia Hopenhayn (journalist)
Organizer: COFRA

La Hora Latina: "Literature and politics in the contemporary Argentinian narrative"
4.30 p.m., Forum Dialogue, Hall 6.1 E 913
Political issues as significant as the dictatorship, exile and war, acquire a new depth when voiced directly or through a writer’s fictions. Literature’s role in constructing a creative inner world is compromised by its time and environment.
With: Mempo Giardinelli (author) and Patricia Kolesnicov
Organizer: COFRA

"Buenos Aires Myths"
5.30 p.m., Ministry of Culture Buenos Aires, Hall 5.1 D 976
The researcher and sociologist of cultural matters, Juan José Sebreli, has become the interpreter of the imaginary construction of the city. In his last book, Actors and martyrs, he analyzed the social projection of characters like Carlos Gardel, Diego Armando Maradona, Eva Perón, Jorge Luis Borges, and contributes to the interpretation of an urban culture which accounts for many of the current historical circumstances.
With: Juan José Sebreli and Josefina Delgado
Organizer: City of Buenos Aires

Sunday, 18 October
Literary Encounter: "Is there a feminine literature? And a masculine?"
11.00 a.m., Argentinian Collective Stand, Hall 5.1 D 975
With: Vlady Kociancich (author), María Rosa Lojo (author), Claudia Piñeiro (author), Sergio Olguín (author)
Organizer: COFRA

Handover Ceremony Guest of Honour China 2009 - Argentina 2010
3.30 p.m., Guest of Honour Presentation, Forum Level 1
After the literary reading of the Chinese author Wang Meng and the Argentinian author Osvaldo Bayer, representatives of the Chinese Organising Committee hand the so called "Guest Scroll" on to representatives of the next Guest of Honour Argentina. Chaired by Michael Schmitt (3sat).
Organizer: Frankfurt Book Fair