German writer Goethe is Focused Personality at Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2020

The author has been recognised for his literary and cultural impact around the world

German writer Goethe is Focused Personality at Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2020

Abu Dhabi International Book Fair is back in April 2020 and this year, the annual literature event will be honouring legendary novelist, poet and philosopher, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

The globally renowned German writer will be recognised as the 2020 Focused Personality as the fair celebrates its 30 year anniversary at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre from May 23 to 29.

Those who have attended the event in previous years will know that the accolade is a key part of the cultural programme at the fair and champion’s influential figures, both local and international, who have made incredible steps in elevating culture and human development through their careers.

Goethe, who had strong ties in the Arabic literary scene during his prime in the 19th century, will be celebrated with a special highlight reel showcasing his achievements which will be displayed during the event. The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi, which hosts the book fair, has also set up a series of activities and lectures that will explore Goethe’s cultural and intellectual dimensions, while honouring his influential work which inspired Arabic poets like Abu Tamman and Al Mutanabbi, and will no doubt inspire generations to come.

So literature enthusiasts, this isn’t one you’ll want to miss. To register for tickets, click here.
May 23-29. ADNEC, www.adbookfair.com.

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