Indonesia as Frankfurt Book Fair Guest of Honor in 2015

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This article mentions Andrea Hirata Ayu Utami Pramoedya Ananta Toer
Written by Hannah Johnson
Originally published in Publishing Perspectives.
Jul 16, 2013


In 2015 the Frankfurt Book Fair will present “the vibrant literature, talents and the rich culture of one of the most populous and ‘young’ countries in the world, of which only little is known in Germany”, says Director of Frankfurt Book Fair, Juergen Boos. Indonesia will follow Brazil (after Finland in 2014) as Guest of Honour of the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2015. The respective agreement was signed in early June between the Book Fair and the partner, the Ministry for Education and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia. With this, the Book Fair will present yet another growing country with huge potential and an expanding education sector as a focus. Since 2003 the Indonesian government has spent 20% of its national budget on education, also investing in digital textbooks. In 2011 this amounted to a sum of 21.5 billion Euros. The Indonesian economy presented a growth rate of 6.5% in 2012.

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