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Frankfurt Book Fair—Friday

By Sophie Lewis  

Sophie Lewis is managing editor of Dalkey Archive Press (UK). This week she is blogging for First Drafts from the Frankfurt Book Fair, the world’s largest book trade event.

The fair is a giant catalyst. People make decisions that would normally take months, make announcements that change the world they work in. Harri Moritz, who has spent three years as one of only two people at the Estonian literature centre, gently bringing Estonian books to the attention of the rest of the world, was nearly crying as he spoke about his decision to leave literature for advertising. Everyone loves to…

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