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Ruediger Wischenbart is a journalist and consultant specialized in culture, cultural industries, the book, book markets, literature, media, Ruediger Wischenbart, born in 1956 in Graz, Austria, is a consultant and writer specialized in culture, cultural industries, the global book markets, innovation in the book industry, literature, media, and communication.
Most recently, he researched and (co-) authored the "Diversity Report" 2009 and 2008 mapping translation markets and cultures across Europe, a "Global Rankingof the Publishing Industry" (since 2007) initiated by Livres Hebdo, and co-published by The Bookseller, Publishers Weekly, buchreport and Svensk Bokhandel. As aconsultant, he regularly works for international platforms and institutions catering tothe publishing industry, notably BookExpo America, UNESCO and the European Commission. He holds a PhD in German literature from the University of Graz, served as Director of Communication to the Frankfurt Book Fair (1998 to 2001) and now runs his own company "Content and Consulting" in Vienna, Austria since 2003. More at wischenbart.com and communication in the European Union and in Central and Southeast Europe.