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Frankfurt Book Fair 2021: Canada - Guest of Honour Country

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01.10.2021 - Article

Listen to and learn about some of Canada's varied musical performing artists.
Canada is home to a multitude of cultures that are as varied as the musical genres they embrace and with a music scene that reflects the vast country; dynamic, modern, diverse and open to the world. The Guest of Honour country at the 2021 Edition of the Frankfurt Book Fair turns to Isabelle Racicot to the show the world a musical scene that is as dynamic, modern, diverse and open to the world as the Great White North is. Presented by the Government of Canada. Canada is proud to be the Guest of Honour country at the 2020 Special Edition of the Frankfurt Book Fair. Its role as Guest of Honour will continue into 2021, with more opportunities to showcase Canadian authors, illustrators and creators.

Background:

On October 6, 2016, the Government of Canada signed a contract committing itself to Canada's participation as the Guest of Honor (GoH) at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2020. Canada FBM2020 was then established as an entity in collaboration with the Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP) and the Association nationale des éditeurs de livres (ANEL) to manage, in French and English, the role and involvement of the Canadian book publishing industry at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2020. Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, Canada's plans as GoH were impacted. On July 7th, 2020 the Government of Canada and the Frankfurter Buchmesse announced the official postponement of Canada's Guest of Honor role to 2021. The 2021 Frankfurt Book Fair will be taking place from October 20 - 24th, 2021.

Watch our website for the latest on Canada's role as Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair. 

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