New Zealand is to flank its creative writing with presentations of its film and music at the Frankfurt Book Fair, where it will be special guest this year.
The fair, held every October, is the world's biggest marketplace for book rights.
It is also the biggest publishing event in the German-speaking world, which is Europe's biggest book market. Every year, one nation is nominated as special guest.
New Zealand is to send 60 authors and 100 other performers including dancers, musicians and film makers, Tanea Heke, the New Zealand project leader said.
They would provide "five magical days" at the October 10-14 fair, she added.
At a news conference, officials detailed a culture programme that will not only highlight novels and poetry, but also films made in New Zealand such as the Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit.
A prize will be offered for the best Hobbit costume worn by a member of the public to the fair, and a festival of New Zealand films will be held in five German cities before the fair begins.
Wellington special effects company Weta Workshop is to show books that developed out of its film work.
Juergen Boos, the chief executive of the annual fair, said the mixture of forms made New Zealand's presentation "a trans-media work of art".
Kevin Chapman, chairman of the New Zealand Publishers Association, said 66 books were being translated into German, far more than the average of 10 a year in recent times.