Frankfurt Book Fair 10–14 October 2012
Kia ora koutou katoa!
Aotearoa New Zealand is the 2012 Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair.
More than 60 New Zealand authors were in Frankfurt, along with New Zealand performers, artists and chefs. You can see what we have to offer in the New Zeland Pavilion, throughout the Book Fair and around Frankfurt.
Discussions, readings, and multi-media events with leading New Zealand writers took place under the pavilion’s starry sky over the five days of the fair. Download the pavilion programme.
These were the stories, photographs and all the news of New Zealand at the Frankfurt Book Fair, 2012.
Interviews with many of the writers who were a part of the New Zealand Guest of Honour programme at the Frankfurt Book Fair
As we say goodbye, we would like to extend a huge thank you to all the writers, publishers, sponsors, partners, hosts, the Frankfurt Book Fair, German cultural organisations, our pavilion creators, the people of Germany and everyone who helped to make New Zealand's Guest of Honour year an outstanding success. Photo by Peter Hirth.
Matu Ngaropo is spending most of this week getting wet, changing clothes and getting wet again.
Image: Lisa Gardiner
Big day yesterday as we opened the New Zealand pavilion to the media and had the official opening of the Frankfurt Book Fair. The response has been overwhelmingly positive and everywhere you turn, even in this giant machine, New Zealand is in the spotlight.
The Frankfurt Book Fair opened last night, and New Zealand stole the show. Have a look at images from the evening.
On the eve of the Frankfurt Book Fair opening, New Zealand is preparing to shine the light on New Zealand in Frankfurt, and perhaps break a few hearts along the way.
Last year architect Andrew Patterson’s firm, Patterson Associates Ltd, was named by World Architecture News as one of five worldwide “set to influence global architecture.” I recently caught up with Andrew to see what is buzzing on his radar right now, and to get a better understanding of the genesis of his unique approach to design.
“Well Frankfurt Book Fair really excites me,” says Andrew.
Eight New Zealand writers told eight New Zealand stories and wove together a single narrative of the Māori/Pakeha relationship in New Zealand at the Long Night of Māori Stories.
New Zealand writers gathered together in Berlin ahead of The Long Night of Māori Stories which took place as part of the Berlin International Writers Festival.
Mitmachen und gewinnen! Mit etwas Glück sind Sie einer der zehn Gewinner, die im Restaurant Margarete speisen, ihren Lieblingsautor aus Neuseeland treffen und exklusiv durch den Neuseeländischen Pavillon geführt werden - organisiert von der Frankfurter Buchmesse und dem Gastland Neuseeland.
He’s a friend of Hollywood star, Russell Crowe and together they are working on a biopic of American comedian Bill Hicks. He has just persuaded a lot of people to invest $75k so he can write a book, a trans-media mystery story called The Numinous Place that hopes to redefine digital story-telling and he is one of 65 New Zealand writers going to the Frankfurt Book Fair this year. Have you heard of Mark Staufer?
New Zealand was the Guest of Honour at this weekend's Museumsuferfest in Frankfurt - a summer riverbank festival attended by about 3 million people! Visitors were treated to a great line-up of New Zealand cultural performers and a fireworks finale!
New Zealand Books Released in German 2012 / Neuseeländische Bücher Erschienen in Deutscher Sprache im Jahr 2012
A catalogue has been put together containing information about New Zealand books translated into German in 2012 - New Zealand's year as Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair.
Der Katalog enthält Informationen zu neuseeländischen Büchern, die 2012 - Neuseeland ist Ehrengast auf der Frankfurter Buchmesse - ins Deutsche übersetzt wurden.
An exclusive group of Frankfurt food, wine and lifestyle editors and journalists gathered at Schram's Cooking School and sampled delicious recipes from some of New Zealand's finest celebrity chefs including Peter Gordon, Al Brown, Robert Oliver, Annabel Langbein and Charles Royal.
Author and poet Chris Price talks about the upcoming Frankfurt Book Fair.
Kiwi author Catherine Robertson talks about the upcoming Frankfurt Book Fair in October 2012.
Elizabeth Knox is one of New Zealand's most successful contemporary fiction writers. Her bestselling seventh novel The Vintner's Luck was adapted into an acclaimed film by director Niki Caro.
Keisha Castle-Hughes and Jeremie Renier on set in The Vintner's Luck.
Image provided by Hoyts Distribution.