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At least one Nobel Prize winner attends the Göteborg Book Fair every year. Most of these are Nobel Laureates in Literature, but Nobel Peace Prize Laureates and Nobel Laureates in Medicine have also attended
Some prominent guests throughout the years at the Göteborg Book Fair
Authors and other cultural personalities love to come to the Book Fair in Göteborg. One reason is that here the authors meet their readers. Another secret behind the attractiveness of the Fair is the outstanding Seminar Programme.
Below we have listed some of the prominent guests who have appeared at the Fair from the start in 1985. This will give you an idea of the development of the Fair, its international range and the quality.
The journalist Clara Ferreira Alves, Expresso. Lisbon, Portugal wrote the following statement about the Fair: "If we were to give a prize to the nicest and most well-arranged book fair in the world, we would choose Göteborg. There, the books are still the important thing."
Here is a list of some of our participants.
José Saramago, Portugal, Joao Ubaldo Ribeiro, Brazil, Pere Gimfeller, Spain, Sarah Kirsch, Wolf Biermann, Stefan Heym, Germany, Erica Jong, Richard Ford, Paul Auster, Mickey Spillane, USA, Angeles Mastretta, Mexico, Francisco Sionil José, The Philippines, Alexandre Jardin, France, Colleen McCullough, New Zealand.
Göteborg Book Fair is the biggest meeting place for the book trade in the Nordic countries. The first Fair was held in 1985 and had 5,000 visitors. Since then, it has grown year after year and in 2008 no fewer than 101,000 visits were registered during the four days.
The 26th Fair will take place from 23th September to the 26th September, 2010. The Göteborg Book Fair 2010 will focus on Africa.


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