Books from Luxembourg | Frankfurter Buchmesse 2023

Halle 3.1, Stand F134
18 to 22 October 2023

This year, Kultur | lx is once again taking part in the Frankfurt Book Fair with a national joint stand. The stand not only invites book publishing professionals and visitors to get to know Luxembourg’s diverse literary and publishing landscape, but also serves as a networking opportunity with the various players in the Luxembourg book industry as well as for the dissemination and circulation of Luxembourgish literature.

10 Luxembourg publishing houses present their latest publications for the autumn and show the diversity, multilingualism and dynamism of Luxembourg’s literary landscape.

To support the dissemination and circulation of Luxembourgish literature, Kultur | lx offers publishing and translation supports to foreign publishing houses. For more information on the various supports, see: Publishing support; Translation support.

Contact: Kultur | lx – Arts Council Luxembourg
Brian Bailey, Project Manager Literature & Publishing | +352 621 730 960

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Publishing houses

Our aim is to provide a platform for writers who choose to express themselves in English rather than in the traditional languages of Luxembourg. Writers of all nationalities who are in one way or another connected to Luxembourg will find us interested in their work. We wish to open doors to those novelists, poets, short-story writers and playwrights who, so far, have not been able to reach Luxembourg’s multicultural readership. We also want to help Luxembourg’s established authors make their way across the border and widen their audience by publishing English translations of their work. Founded in 2017, Black Fountain Press has the ambition to promote English-language literature in Luxembourg and abroad.

Anne-Marie Reuter |

When Georges Hausemer and Susanne Jaspers founded their publishing house in 2012, it was this charming way of life that prompted them to make this likeable animal the star of their company logo. Ever since then, the little hog has been proudly emblazoned on all their publications, which include literature, travel guides, non-fiction and scientific books. In August 2018, Georges Hausemer passed away before his time, at the age of 61. Susanne Jaspers continues to run the publishing house alone. Well, not entirely alone – she still has the trusty water hog by her side.

Susanne Jaspers | | +352 661 501 715

Our aim is to immortalise stories that shape and reflect Luxembourg’s culture. There are many different ways of telling great stories like these. We like to find just the right one. Our collection speaks many languages, tracing what has left its mark on our country and what roots it in the present. Promoting young voices is just as important to us as looking after our portfolio of renowned authors. We are actively involved in all domains, be it literature, non-fiction, illustrated books, travel guides, children’s books or business books. For us, it’s about quality over quantity every time. That’s why we publish just over a dozen books a year. And this means we can do what we like to do best: bring individual concepts to life.

Inge Orlowski |

More than 70 years of experience, competence and passion have resulted in a diversified publishing programme with a total of more than 200 titles available: Picture books, non-fiction, fiction, children’s books, cookbooks, art books, anthologies, biographies, dictionaries, and reference works. Together with our authors, we have been winning the Luxembourg Book Prize for years in the categories “coffee-table books”,“non-fiction books”, “children books” and are developing with and for you the Luxembourg book market constantly new. Graphics atelier, text optimisation, printing and sales – Perfect layout & high-quality turn good ideas into the new favourite books.

Lena Schortgen | | +352 26 59 18 78

It went on to become a bookshop but it has started publishing again in recent years. The company now has a catalogue of around twenty titles including extracurricular publications, works for children and coffee-table books.

Vanessa Gubbini | | +352 22 50 77 240

Since its foundation in 2012, Hydre Éditions has published literary fiction in German and French. Recently, its programme has focused on novels, plays, novellas and short story collections, with publications by both confirmed writers and an emerging generation of Luxembourg authors.

Ian De Toffoli / Jeff Thoss |

For young readers (0 to 8 years), Kremart publishes books in Luxembourgish: stories written and illustrated by our own authors and artists, but also translations of international bestselling children’s books. Adult readers can take it one short story at a time with the “Smart Kremart” series. Those 20 little books were an instant success with over 33,000 copies sold. The story continues with the follow-up series “Timba” and “Bucktugou”. Kremart also has a selection of novellas or full-length novels in German, French or Luxembourgish by both emerging and established authors from Luxembourg, e.g. in the literary series “Kanephora”.

Christiane Kremer | | +352 621 710 929

PassaParola Editions was founded within PassaParola a.s.b.l., the non-profit association created in Luxembourg in 2004 by Paola Cairo, Maria Grazia Galati and Paolo Travelli. The publishing house aims to promote publishing products related to Italian emigration, literature, and authors in the Grand Duchy.

Paola Cairo / Maria Grazia Galati | | +352 691 72 04 96 / +352 621 75 80 50


Their first licence was for the Loup and P’tit Loup books published by Auzou Editions. With a growing desire to share their passion for books with young children, the pair decided to create PersPektiv Editions in 2016 so they could be fully independent and autonomous when it came to production. This has been a brilliant challenge! Since PersPektiv Editions launched, around twenty new books have been added to its catalogue every year, which includes their own creations and right purchases. Their aim is to use different stories to develop children’s imaginations and dreams.

Christophe de Jamblinne | | +352 691 606 101


Point Nemo Publishing was founded in March of 2020. Its core product is the magazine ADATO, which discusses architecture in conjunction with neighboring fields: technology, theatre, film and the fine arts, always with an eye on the socio-political context of our times. In this way, ADATO very much reflects its publishing house’s values and motivations!

Anna Valentiny | | +352 621 500 257


Wednesday 18th October | 17.00 – 18.30 h
BOOKS FROM LUXEMBOURG – Networking Reception
Hall 3.1, Booth F134, Frankfurt Book Fair

Wednesday 18th October
DAM Architecture Book Award – Public award-giving ceremony
Staging the Moon : Resource Extraction Beyond Earth by Marija Marić and Francelle Cane (2023 Spector Books), the publication of the Luxembourg Pavilion at the 18th International Architecture Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia, has been submitted for the DAM Architecture Book Award.

Thursday 19th October | 17.30 – 18.30 h
BOOKS FROM LUXEMBOURG – Networking Reception
Hall 3.1, Booth F134, Frankfurt Book Fair

Friday 20th October | 13.00 – 14.00 h
Accent: Slightly shifted similarities – Writing in small languages
Panel discussion between Gianna Olinda Cadonau (Switzerland), Cvetka Lipuš (Slovenia) and Jeff Schinker (Luxembourg).
“Minority languages”, “small languages” or “languages with few speakers” they are called – and they are numerous in Europe. What does it mean to be an author writing in a language with just a few speakers?

Pro Helvetia, Hall 3.1, Booth F122, Frankfurt Book Fair

Book Selection

This year, Kultur | lx presents a catalogue with a curated selection of Luxembourgish fiction gathering awarded and representative contemporary literature from Luxembourg as well as a “hot off the press” section with the brand-new publications from our talented authors.

Have a look HERE!

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