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.

Is Translation Stronger in France, Germany or the UK?

Alexandra Buchler

A panel at the Frankfurt Book Fair compared international literature and translation in France, Germany, and the United Kingdom.

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The First Palestine Comics Festival Opens


In a region that is not lacking in dark humor, the first Palestine Comics festival kicks off today in East Jerusalem and in the West Bank.

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Moroccans Finally Make a Stand in Frankfurt

morocco stand frankfurt 2014

Working in multiple language and genres, twelve publishers from Morocco exhibited together at the 2014 Frankfurt Book Fair.

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Patrick Modiano Wins 2014 Nobel Prize for Literature

Gallimard Foreign Rights Director, Anne-Solange Noble, celebrates Patrick Modiano's 2014 Nobel Prize for Literature at the Frankfurt Book Fair.

Gallimard and publishers around the world celebrate Patrick Modiano’s 2014 Nobel Prize for Literature during the Frankfurt Book Fair.

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Publishers Slowly Abandon Paris’ Chic 6th

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Parisian publishers are getting priced out of their traditional digs in Paris’s Chic Saint-Germain-des-Prés in the 6th arrondissement.

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L’école des loisirs Illustrators Decorate Paris Pediatric Hospital

Simon et Croque bisous

An innovative collaboration between a French children’s publisher l’école des loisirs and a children’s hospital results in something extraordinary.

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France Festival Highlight Québécois, Indian Authors

English Festival in France

For lovers of literature, Paris is the place to be for the next two weeks, as Festival America and Festival des Ecrivains du Monde highlight Francophone writers from Quebec and Indian authors.

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French Booksellers Find Fun in Failing to Stock Bestseller

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French booksellers have found an amusing way to apologize to their customers for not stocking Valerie Treirweiller’s bestselling tell-all, political revenge memoir.

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Mapping Bookshops and Publishers in Confusing Cairo

Cairo Book Fair

A new web project, CairoBookStop, aims to cull and map information about publishers and bookshops in Cairo that focus on contemporary Arabic literature.

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Bragelonne: Fighting France’s Book Snobs with Success

Stéphane Marsan

Publisher Bragelonne has found extraordinary success selling what others in France might deign to be untouchable, including fantasy, romance, and ebooks.

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