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Juergen Boos

Juergen Boos is a German publisher and since April 2005 director of the Frankfurt Book Fair. Juergen Boos graduated in the 1980s training as a publisher at Herder Verlag and studied marketing and organizational theory.
In 2005 he became director of the Frankfurt Book Fair. As director, he modernized the Frankfurt Book Fair from the classic book fair to the fair for content and stories. Juergen Boos received an honorary doctorate from Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University on January 17, 2017. On 20 November 2013, he was awarded the Austrian Cross of Honor for Science and Art.
Boos is president of LITPROM (Society for the Promotion of Literature from Africa, Asia and Latin America), as well as managing director of the LitCam (Frankfurt Book Fair Literacy Campaign). He is also a member of the Scientific Committee of the Sheikh Zayed Book Award and a member of the Akademie Deutscher Buchpreis.