Canada FBM2020 is now discouraging Canadians from physically attending the pivotal October book fair in 2020.
Nearly one-quarter of the events were able to happen before the global shutdowns, including a Stan Douglas exhibition.
Canada is currently in talks with the next three Guest of Honour countries to discuss their interest in a possible postponement.
More details about the Canada Guest of Honour plan are expected in the coming weeks.
The organization announced the first 53 authors and illustrators of the anticipated 80 Canadians who will be featured in the festival’s literary delegation.
The literature event was connected to Canada’s status as the Guest of Honour at this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair.
The handover ceremony, held Oct. 20 in Frankfurt, signalled the official kick-off to Canada’s role as Guest of Honour country at the 2020 fair.
In the lead up to Frankfurt 2020, the Canada Council for the Arts and Ontario Creates are offering incentives for German translations.
Frankfurt Audio will be a dedicated space for the audio publishing market.
Canada FBM2020’s branding committee oversees all brand-related aspects of Canada’s presence as the Guest of Honour country at Frankfurt 2020.