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Handover Ceremony

In International Dialogue


Caroline Fortin, President of Canada FBM2021 (left) and renowned author Margaret Atwood (right). October 20, 2019 – Handover Ceremony.


Farewell Canada, bienvenidos a españa. For the last time, join us on the Festhalle stage to witness Canada’s “Singular Plurality” theme. The Handover Ceremony is the closing event at the Frankfurt Book Fair. Each year, the Guest Scroll is enriched by another literary quote and handed over to the next Guest of Honour.

This year, the moderated talk with Canadian author Dany Laferrière from and Spanish author Manuel Vilas will be followed by the handover of the Guest Scroll from Canada to Spain.


This event is part of Canada’s Guest of Honour program at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2021 and is supported by the Government of Canada, Canada FBM2021 and the Frankfurter Buchmesse.


Oct 24


Festhalle, Messe Frankfurt Venue Gmbh


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