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Traditionally October is both nationally and internationally the month of the book.

The annual Children's books week is held from 6 until 16 October, and its theme is stories about school. Writer of this year's free book is Carry Slee, who earlier this year also won the prize of the Dutch Children's Book Panel.

From 13 until 18 October Hungary is the focus of the 51st Frankfurter Buchmesse.

In October, often during the Buchmesse, the winner of the Nobel prize for literature is announced, and on 25th October the winner of the prestigious Booker Prize for 1999.


Last modified: 30 September 1999   Golden oldies
Editor: Bert Zeeman