Spain’s literary and cultural program for Frankfurt 2022 approved
Miquel Iceta chairs the Plenary of the Organizing Committee of ‘Spain, guest of honor at the Frankfurt Book Fair’.
The Minister of Culture and Sport, Miquel Iceta chaired this May 31 the Plenary of the Organizing Committee of ‘Spain, guest of honor at the Frankfurt Book Fair‘ 2022, in which the literary and cultural programs with which Spain will show its overflowing Creativity, the slogan of its proposal, were approved.
During the meeting, held at the National Library, the minister stressed that this is «a State project». Throughout the year, especially when the fair is held from October 18 to 24, various cultural activities have been organized, not only related to literature. Also musical, gastronomic activities and exhibitions.
«It will be an exhibition structured around various guiding themes, such as linguistic diversity, Spanish as a bridge to Ibero-America, bibliodiversity, gender equality, sustainability, and climate change, children’s and young people’s literature, comics, books as a structuring force for the territory and social cohesion, and the digital transformation of the Spanish economy and society,» the minister stressed.
Frankfurt 2022: a unique opportunity
Spain’s participation in the Frankfurt Book Fair 2022 is conceived in the book sector as a unique opportunity to present its culture and literature to the world. This participation is organized by Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) and the Directorate General for Books (Ministry of Culture and Sport), in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism, the Cervantes Institute and the Spanish Publishers’ Guild Federation.
Spain was already a guest of honor 30 years ago, in 1991, and for its 2022 candidacy, its main objective is to improve knowledge abroad of Spanish literature, which is experiencing one of the most interesting moments in its recent history. In the guest of honor program, Spain is showcasing a selection of artistic projects in collaboration with Spanish cultural institutions based on five fundamental pillars: bibliodiversity, innovation, linguistic plurality, gender equality, and sustainability.