Brazil to be Frankfurt guest of honour in 2013

<p>Brazil is to be the Guest of Honour at Frankfurt Book Fair in 2013, the organisers have announced. This will be the second time the South American country has been hosted, following its appearance in 1994.</p><p>FBF director Juergen Boos, said there were many classic and contemporary Brazilian authors who had not been published enough in Europe. While influential authors like Patricia Melo, Bernardo Carvalho, Milton Hatoum, and Paulo Lins have been translated into German, other writers like Adriana Lisboa, Joao Paulo Cuenca, and Santiago Nazarian remain undiscovered, he said.<br /><br />Brazilian cultural minister Juca Ferreira said his country&rsquo;s selection was not only an important opportunity for the Brazilian publishing industry, but an opportunity for cultural dialogue between Brazil and the rest of the world.<br /><br />Around 45,000 titles are published in the country annually. The Brazilian book market is also special in its high degree of autonomy &mdash; while Latin America seems to be influenced by the Spanish book market, the Brazilian book market is by and large independent of the Portuguese publishing houses.<br /><br />Argentina is the Guest of Honour at this year&rsquo;s fair, due to take place 6th-10th October.</p>