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Spoken Word & Literary Events

DEAG is committed to creating the greatest possible success for artists and their business relationships, while enhancing the live event experience for fans. Our approach is quality in everything we do, as well as a long-term commitment to our partners. DEAG’s core business is the production, marketing and sales of live concerts, shows and entertainment spectacles. We approach each event individually and create additional value through our specialized and experienced European network. Over 40 years of successful promotion have created stability, synergies, professional structures and in-depth knowledge of national and international markets, which are used to the benefit of the artists.

Fane is a leader in the production and curation of spoken word events, bringing the most exciting names in culture and entertainment to audiences around the world. Founded to provide a platform where established and emerging talent can promote their work, the company is renowned for creating unique, dynamic events that tap into the conversations of the moment.

Established as the partner of choice for publishers, authors and podcasters in the UK and internationally, Fane continues to diversify. It has expanded its high-quality offer to include LoveMyRead: the UK’s best book subscription service, Fane for Business – connecting world-class authors and first-rate event services with global corporate clients – and a distribution hub for books and merchandise, complementing its existing hybrid events programme and Fane TV app.

Fane prides itself on delivering a line-up that offers something for everyone and can be accessed by anyone, anywhere. Highlights from its 2022 hybrid events programme have included over 70 dates at venues across the UK for astronaut Tim Peake, Candice Carty-Williams’s book launch at Peckham Plex, live recordings for Elizabeth Day’s hit podcast How To Fail, 20 tour dates with Graham Norton to celebrate his new novel, and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend an evening with Dame Judi Dench. Highlights from its online programme included Viola Davis, Nigel Slater, Malala Yousafzai, Brit Bennett & Okechukwu Nzelu, and Madeline Miller. Outside of the UK, Fane has offices in Sydney and operates in the USA, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

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lit.cologne was founded in Cologne in 2001 and is now one of the largest literature festi- vals in Europe with more than 100,000 visitors and up to 200 events each year. With other festival formats such as phil.cologne and lit.RUHR, lit.COLOGNE has very successfully expanded its activities in recent years and has an extensive and very stable network of partners. The live formats include traditional author readings, dramaturgically staged versions as well as a meeting of minds and conversations between great authors and actors. in recent years, many national and international stars have been guests, including T. C. Boyle, Bret Easton Ellis, Susan Sontag, Karl Lagerfeld, Daniel Kehlmann, Jonathan Franzen, John Irving. Juli Zeh, Henning Mankell, Patti Smith, Herbert Grönemeyer, Matthias Brandt, Iris Berben, Charles Aznavour, Doris Lessing and Christoph Waltz. In 2021, lit.COLOGNE was successfully staged for the first time as a digital edition due to the pandemic, with a total of 54 events. In 2023, the 23nd edition of lit.COLOGNE will be staged with nearly 170 events.

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