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Frankfurt Book Fair—Thursday

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 weather has been stunning here: bright sunshine during the day; fresh, dark nights. I know about the sunshine mostly through hearsay, and the odd gleam through plate glass. Today was another marathon, a fast-forward tour of Scandinavian and eastern European literature with a couple of French and Mexican wildcards thrown in.

A number of these meetings are courtesy calls and can be done on autopilot. We were relieved not to…

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