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.

Storyplayr: Kid’s Ebook Subscriptions for France


French digital entrepreneurs have launched Storyplayr, a children’s e-book library for 3-8-year-olds.

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Near Miss for Algeria’s Kamel Daoud for Goncourt


Unexpectedly, Algerian writer Kamel Daoud’s powerful novel, an homage to Camus, nearly took France’s top literary prize.

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Labo de l’edition Brings Paris’ Book Digerati Together

Nicolas Rodelet runs Labo

At Labo de l’edition, a co-working, networking and training center in Paris, professionals working in ebooks and digital media collaborate on new projects.

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Librinova: Answering the Call for Self-publishing in France

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Founded by two publishing veterans, Librinova provides ebook creation and distribution services for self-published authors in France.

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French Cartoonist Banned from Israel

Maximilien Le Roy

Maximilien Le Roy, a French cartoonist invited to the Palestine Cartoon Festival, was banned from Israel for his work on Palestine.

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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

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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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