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In the Wake of Tragedy: Voltaire Hits the French Bestseller Lists

Voltaire is a hit again after 200 years.

Voltaire’s Treatise on Tolerance is a bestseller again in France 200 years after its publication as people try to understand the Charlie Hebdo murders.

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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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“Capitalistic Transaction” Provokes Controversy at France’s Casterman

Louis Delas, CEO, Casterman BD and Jeunesse

France’s Casterman has lost its CEO in the wake of a controversy after which new owner Gallimard called the company ‘a pretty jewel.’ Authors have balked at the belittlement.

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Big French Merger: Gallimard to Buy Flammarion for €251m


RCS MediaGroup will is selling French subsidiary Flammarion to Gallimard for 251 million euros, pending anti-trust approval.

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With Gallimard as Sole Suitor, Flammarion Questions Sale


Left with no other bidders, Italy’s RCS Mediagroup must decide whether Gallimard’s offer of 200 million euros for Flammarion is enough to justify letting it go.

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France’s Flammarion for Sale, Battle for Acquisition Begins

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French publisher Flammarion is for sale and Gallimard, Albin Michel, and Actes Sud are suitors. Beyond books, its distribution network may be the real appeal.

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China’s Murong Xuecun: Balancing Between Censorship and Dissent

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One of China’s most popular writers, Murong Xuecun began speaking out against the government a year ago after a friend was arrested, at risk of his own freedom.

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Is Italy’s RCS Mediagroup Selling Flammarion?


Rumors have been flying in France about whether or not the financially beleaguered giant Italian RCS Mediagroup is unloading its Flammarion subsidiary.

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Foreign Rights Directors in France: The Advantages of Being Foreign

Four foreign-born French rights directors discuss the differences between working abroad and in Paris, where the job is ‘more important, more stimulating, and there’s more responsibility.’

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Alexis Jenni’s ‘Classic, Accessible French Novel’ Takes the Goncourt

Biology teacher Alexis Jenni, won the renowned Goncourt Prize for his first novel, L’art français de la guerre (The French Art of War) published by Gallimard.

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