On the fair I had a conversation about the "Town Musicians of Bremen", a fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm.
Especially about this quote: "Something better than death we can find anywhere."
In German: "Etwas Besseres als den Tod findest du überall."
Especially here in Frankfurt you need this motto.
Many people don't want their books signed, they want a picture of the author with his signature. One of my publishers, the infamous Oscar, said: "I won't publish your books anymore, I will publish your pictures. This is better for the two of us."
The opening of the book fair; I was impressed by the speech of Martin Schulz. Publishing and politics are intertwined.
Reading in Bonn, in memory of Karin Hempel-Soos.