Our sponsors, partners, and collaborators are crucial for making the most out of the Guest of Honour project.

Main sponsors

Oppland County Council, the City of Oslo, and Thon Hotels are the project’s main sponsors. They are contributing to the project as a whole and will be visible throughout the project period.

Oppland, the Literature County

Oppland, a region with rich literary traditions that holds a leading position nationally, is home to the Norwegian Festival of Literature, the largest of its kind in the Nordic region. Here, surrounded by outstanding natural beauty, you will find the homes of two of Norway’s Nobel laureates in Literature: Sigrid Undset and Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson.

Lillehammer, in the heart of Oppland, was recently chosen to be a UNESCO City of Literature, as the first city in Scandinavia.

Oppland county's website

The City of Oslo

Surrounded by nature and growing fast, the City of Oslo is showcasing innovative solutions to become an even greener city throughout 2019. The aim is a compact and accessible urban environment for everyone, while reducing the carbon footprint. And in 2020 Oslo will add to its vibrant cultural life as the new Munch Museum, new public library, and new National Museum on the waterfront are opened. The City of Oslo proudly supports Norway as Guest of Honour at Frankfurter Buchmesse 2019.

City of Oslo's website

Thon Hotels

By offering a high level of service, good food, and colourful design, Thon Hotels welcome every guest with our knowledgeable employees. Staying with us will make a difference and guests have a positive hotel experience every time they stay with us. Thon Hotels has 70 hotels in Norway. Additionally, Thon Hotels has five hotels in Brussels and one in Rotterdam. Thon Hotels is a member of Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), and by joining our loyalty programme – Thon Discovery – guests will receive benefits for stays at all Thon hotels, as well as 450 other hotels worldwide.

Thon Hotel's website

Event sponsors

Visit Norway and Vestre are sponsors of the ‘House of Norway’ exhibition at Museum Angewandte Kunst, autumn 2019.

Visit Norway

Visit Norway is the tourism branch of Innovation Norway. Visit Norway has been given a special mandate to promote and inform about Norway as a travel destination, including in the German-speaking market. We love to think of ourselves as a hub for all the great stories about Norway that need and should be told to potential visitors, so please visit our website for inspiration. We would love to tell you the story about why you should Visit Norway – and hope you to see you soon! We are proud to support Norway as Guest of Honour at Frankfurter Buchmesse 2019.

Visit Norway's website


Vestre is a leading producer of furniture for public spaces. Over the past 70 years, we have helped to create social meeting places for millions of people.

From Scandinavia with Love. Towns are growing and urbanisation is on the increase. It is our ambition to develop innovative, aesthetic solutions which will make a difference for people. Places to sit down, meet friends, park your bike or throw away your rubbish. We believe that good design creates good spaces. That is why Vestre is collaborating with well-known designers from Scandinavia. It is equally important for our products to have both a beautiful, unique design and be functional for their users; have a long life and have a minimum impact on the environment.

Vestre's website

Other collaborators

  • Fritt Ord Foundation
  • The Savings Bank Foundation DNB
  • Norwegian Publishers Association
  • Sálas – The Sámi Publishers’ and Newspaper Association
  • Norwegian Non-Fiction Writers and Translators Association
  • Norwegian Authors’ Union
  • Norwegian Writers for Children
  • Norwegian Association of Literary Translators
  • Norwegian Crafts
  • Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA)
  • Design and Architecture Norway (DOGA)
  • Performing Arts Hub Norway (PAHN)
  • Music Norway
  • Norwegian Film Institute (NFI)
  • Munch Museum
  • Nordenfjeldske Kunstindustrimuseum - National Museum of Decorative Arts and Design
  • Innovation Norway
  • National Library of Norway
  • Business and industry
  • Arts and cultural institutions
  • Universities
  • Norwegian PEN/ICORN
  • Talent Norway
  • The Sámi Parliament of Norway
  • Norwegian Writer's Center