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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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“Bridging” Books and Bloggers at Headline UK

Ben Willis of Headline UK speaks at the Frankfurt Book Fair

At the Frankfurt Book Fair’s Business Club, publishers gathered to discuss their latest marketing initiatives, among them was Headline UK’s Bookbridgr system for liaising with book bloggers.

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When a Book is a Stone: The Role of Publishing in Areas of Conflict

Holger Ehling, Richard Ali, Marwan Adwan, Volodymyr Samoylenko at the Frankfurt Book Fair

At the Frankfurt Book Fair’s Weltempfang stage, publishers from Nigeria, Syria, and the Ukraine discussed their experiences publishing in the midst of conflict.

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“You can’t just put stuff into English”

Frankfurt Book Fair Literary Agents and Scouts Center

Literary agents respond to Richard Charkin’s provocation that international publishers should put out their own English editions rather than selling the English rights.

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European Union Prize for Literature announced at FBF

13 winners of the 2014 European Union Prize for Literature at the Frankfurt Book Fair

The 13 winners of the 2014 European Union Prize for Literature took the stage at the Frankfurt Book Fair on Wednesday.

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Beyond the Moomin Valley: Celebrating The Many Sides of Tove Jansson

Dr. Tuula Karjalainen and Anke Michler-Janhunen at the Frankfurt Book Fair

Tove Jansson, author of the Moomins and other children’s books, would have turned 100 years old this year. Here’s what you don’t know about this famous Finn.

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One Question Interviews at the Frankfurt Book Fair

Jacques Testard

Publishing Perspectives spoke with Sam Elsworthy of the New Zealand Publishers Association, Jacques Testard of Fitzcarraldo Editions, Ailish White and Hannah Lyons of Liberties Press.

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HarperCollins Sets Sights on Continental Europe

HarperCollins President and CEO, Brian Murray, speaks at the 2014 Frankfurt Book Fair

At the Frankfurt Book Fair’s CEO Talk, HarperCollins CEO Brian Murray spoke about the company’s acquisition of Harlequin and its expansion into Germany.

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Samsung: “Content Brings the Hardware to Life”

Rory O'Neill of Samsung displays the latest devices at the Frankfurt Book fair

Samsung, the 2014 Frankfurt Innovation Partner, is searching for collaborators to help them showcase their cutting-edge products.

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Stop Trying to Sell Rights to Us!

Richard Charkin, Executive Director of Bloomsbury, delivers the keynote speech at Frankfurt's Rights Directors Meeting.

Non-English language publishers should publish in English themselves, argues Bloomsbury’s Richard Charkin in his keynote speech at the Frankfurt Book Fair.

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