Frankfurter Buchmesse U.S. Booksellers Prize: Honoring Inaugural Recipient Susanne König

Frankfurter Buchmesse U.S. Booksellers Prize: Honoring Inaugural Recipient Susanne König

Monday Sep 18, 2017
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

POWERHOUSE @ the Archway
28 Adams Street (Corner of Adams & Water Street @ the Archway)
Brooklyn , NY 11201



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Frankfurt Book Fair New York Inc. is proud to announce that Susanne König, executive director of The POWERHOUSE ARENA and POWERHOUSE on 8th, two independent bookstores in Brooklyn, will receive the first Frankfurter Buchmesse U.S. Booksellers Prize.

The prize is an all-expenses-paid trip to this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair, which will take place in Frankfurt, Germany from October 11 until October 15. The trip is made possible through funding from the German Foreign Office.

ReadingTheWorld_relThe Frankfurter Buchmesse’s New York Office collaborated with Reading the World to award this prize. Reading the World is a national celebration of literature that showcases translated books across the country, and culminates in two days of literary discussion in New York with authors from across the globe.

Please join us in toasting to Susanne König on September 18 at 6:30PM at 28 Adams Street.
Remarks will be given by:

Riky Stock, Frankfurt Book Fair New York Inc.
Michael Reynolds, Europa Editions
Jeff Waxman, Reading The World

 

About Susanne König:

susannekonigDuring her 12-year tenure at POWERHOUSE, Ms. König has produced high-profile book launches on everything from politics and literature to food and pop culture, hosting authors such as Al Gore, David Sedaris, Colum McCann, Karl Ove Knausgaard, Salman Rushdie, Antje Rávic Strubel, and many more. She also hosted the Festival Neue Literatur at POWERHOUSE for several years, and sits on the New Books in German jury.

After spending her childhood and formative years in Germany, Belgium, and Paris, where she worked at Sotheby’s and for French art book publishers, Susanne König moved to New York in 2000 to represent Steidl Verlag in the US. In 2001 she joined powerHouse Books’ editorial staff, and in 2005 she and her husband opened the POWERHOUSE Arena, their first independent bookstore, followed by their second bookstore in 2013. Susanne works and lives in Brooklyn with her husband and son.

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