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Frankfurt reads a book 2019 // Martin Mosebach’s “Westend” // Opening event// German National Library in Frankfurt am Main // Monday 6 May 2019, 19:30 // fully booked

begin 6.5.2019 7:30 PM
end 6.5.2019
Location Frankfurt am Main

The focus of this year’s literature festival “Frankfurt liest ein Buch” (“Frankfurt reads a book”) will be Martin Mosebach's novel “Westend”. The festival will open with an event at the German National Library.

Event organised by Frankfurt liest ein Buch e. V. in cooperation with the German National Library.

You will find information on this series of events at


Welcome speech
Ute Schwens (director of the German National Library in Frankfurt am Main)

Ayse Asar (State Secretary at the Hessian Ministry for Science and the Arts)
Ina Hartwig (Head of Cultural Affairs for the City of Frankfurt am Main)
Sabine Baumann (Chairperson, Frankfurt liest ein Buch e. V.)

Florian Illies (Director of Rowohlt Verlag, Hamburg)

Reading from “Westend” with Prince Asfa-Wossen Asserate (author), Anne Bohnenkamp-Renken (Director of the Freies Deutsches Hochstift / Goethe Museum in Frankfurt), Katja Heubach (Director of Palmengarten), Ann Kathrin Linsenhoff (entrepreneur and Olympic medallist in dressage), Amelie Lüderssen (pupil at the Lessing-Gymnasium), Alf Mentzer (Head of Daytime Programmes at hr2-kultur), Elisabeth Niggemann (Director-General of the German National Library), Klaus Reichert (literary scholar)

Closing remarks
Martin Mosebach

Musical backdrop
Moritz Thiele (saxophonist)

Information and contact


The event is fully booked.


5.00 Euro
Advance ticket sales at the German National Library, Adickesallee 1
(Monday to Friday 9–19:30, Saturday 9–17:30)

Reserved tickets must be collected no later than 19:00 on the evening of the event.


Lecture hall at the German National Library in Frankfurt am Main


Last update: 5.4.2019

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