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Frankfurt Book Fair—Wednesday (2)

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.

It’s my first visit to the Frankfurt Book Fair, and after the first full day my main thought is that it’s all about insiders and outsiders. Banal, perhaps, but it has been interesting to see what lengths some will go to to be one or the other, and also what a difference it makes to find yourself within the fold.

The Messe—the fair building—is a complex of enormous halls, joined by…

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