Frankfurt fellows 2018 announced

News - International Monday, 17 September 2018

Sixteen young publishing professionals chosen from 105 applicants

The Frankfurt Book Fair has named the 16 young publishing professionals who will take part in the 2018 Fellowship Programme.

Arevik Ashkharoyan, Founder, Literary Agent, ARI Literary and Talent Agency, Armenia
Yue Ben, Commissioning Editor, Digital Division, CITIC Press Group, China
Simon Dikker Hupkes, Commissioning Editor Non-Fiction, Atlas Contact, Netherlands
Sandra Felteau, Rights Manager, Groupe HMH (Hurtubise, XYZ, Multimondes), Canada
Cristina Gerosa, Editorial Director, Iperborea, Italy
David Gressot, Editor, Jacqueline Chambon (Actes Sud), France
Petra Kavčič, Head of Rights and International Cooperation, Beletrina, Slovenia
Aylin LaMorey-Salzmann, Acquisitions Editor Fiction, Ullstein Buchverlage, Germany
Alice Mello, Acquiring Editor, HarperCollins Brazil, Brazil
Anna Muñoz, Senior Rights Manager, Acantilado - Quaderns Crema, S.A., Spain
Dr Pallavi Narayan, Acquisitions Editor, NUS Press (National University of Singapore), Singapore
Ana Ojeda, Editor, Paidós (Planeta), Argentina, Fred Kobrak Frankfurt Fellow
Olivia Taylor Smith, Executive Editor, Unnamed Press, USA
Katrien Van Oost, Publisher, General Non-Fiction, Lannoo Publishers, Belgium
Marika Webb-Pullman, Senior Commissioning Editor, Digital Strategy Manager, Scribe Publications, Australia
Yijing (April) Yang, Editor, Shanghai Translation Publishing House, China

There were 105 applications to join the scheme, from 42 countries - a record.

From 1 October, the fellows will visit publishing companies and attend networking events in Berlin, Frankfurt and Cologne. They will be the stars of a reception on the Thursday of the Frankfurt Book Fair (10-14 October).

Juergen Boos, Frankfurt Book Fair director, said: "We are very proud that, for two decades already, we have been bringing together young publishing professionals from around the world with the Frankfurt Fellowship Programme. Having a good network is essential in the publishing industry - as is knowledge of the book markets in different countries. With our Fellowship Programme, we’ve reached over 350 participants from more than 60 countries, thereby contributing significantly to this."

The 2018 Fred Kobrak Frankfurt Fellow, who receives funding from the Kobrak family, is Ana Ojeda from Argentina.

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