We talk to John Bemelmans Marciano, author of What Ever Happened to the Metric System? and the man who revived his grandfather’s Madeline franchise for the 21st century.
Browsing by topic: 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.
French booksellers have found an amusing way to apologize to their customers for not stocking Valerie Treirweiller’s bestselling tell-all, political revenge memoir.
Publisher Bragelonne has found extraordinary success selling what others in France might deign to be untouchable, including fantasy, romance, and ebooks.
Syrian novelist Moustafa Khalifé discusses the writing his novel about his long imprisonment, ‘La Coquille,’ and the lingering effects of incarceration.
Actes Sud editor Farouk Mardam-Bey is responsible for some 80% of France’s translations of Arabic literature and has put a new spotlight on Syrian works.
The French parliament passed a long-debated law that will end Amazon.com’s ability to offer a combined 5% discount and free shipping on books shipped to France.
Lora Fountain, a literary agent based in Paris, talks about the challenges of selling graphic novel translations in an increasingly digital and competitive marketplace.
Knausgaard may be the perfect writer for our social media fueled era. Even so, his popularity remains surprising, especially considering the many alternatives.
In France, the popularity of French should fuel more translations and rights sales. In Germany, the book industry edges tentatively into the future.