Author Archives: Olivia Snaije

Olivia Snaije is a journalist and editor based in Paris. She works in English, French and Italian and is books editor for Harper’s Bazaar Art. She is currently working on two book projects.

The Translator as Agent

Maureen Freely, the moderator of the panel, is the new President of PEN UK.

A panel of experts discuss how translations reach the market, from finding the books to what translators should do when approaching publishers.

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Yi Mun-Yol on Allegory and Naked North Korean Writing

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Korean author Yi Mun-yol and writer Marina Warner discuss the use of allegory and the state of North Korean literary production at the London Book Fair.

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Activists, Soldiers Move to Protect Libraries in Ukraine

Soldiers protecting the National Library in the Ukraine during protests earlier this month.

Amid violent political protests and the threat of occupation by Russian troops, Ukrainians are moving to protect their most precious literary treasures.

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Moroccan Book & Comics Festivals Promote East/West Dialogue


Rabat is a hotbed of literary activity, with the Etonnants Voyageurs literary festival opening today, and the International Comics Festival coming next month.

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Licensing to the Arab World Poses Unique Opportunities

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Book rights directors Rebecca Byers of Plon-Perrin and Benita Edzard of Robert Laffont discuss the unique challenges and opportunities of working the Arab World.

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On Dany Laferrière, Language and the Académie Française

Dany Laferrière

Haitian-Canadian writer Dany Laferrière — who supports the end of the use of the term Francophone — has been admitted to Académie Française, prompting debate.

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In France, Right Wing Attacks “Immoral” Children’s Books

Everybody's Naked

A growing right wing movement France has begun attacking children’s books depicting content (nudity, homosexuality) they call ‘immoral.’

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France’s Bernard Pivot: A Lifetime of Literature

Bernard Pivot (Photo: AFP Alain Jocard)

Bernard Pivot is the new president of the Académie Goncourt, a perfect role for ‘the best informed man on what is happening today in the world of books in France and even abroad.’

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School Specialized in Comic Books to Open in Paris

Guy Delcourt

Coinciding with the Angoulême International Comics Festival tomorrow, French comics guru Guy Delcourt has announced the opening of a new comic book academy in Paris.

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New Boutique Publishers Return to the “Essence” of Publishing


France’s Allary Éditions and Sweden’s Haute Culture Books promise a return to the ‘essence’ of publishing, producing books with greater care and exuberance.

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