*+-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.
*+-Gallimard and publishers around the world celebrate Patrick Modiano’s 2014 Nobel Prize for Literature during the Frankfurt Book Fair.
*+-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.
*+-RCS MediaGroup will is selling French subsidiary Flammarion to Gallimard for 251 million euros, pending anti-trust approval.
*+-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.
*+-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.
*+-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.
*+-Rumors have been flying in France about whether or not the financially beleaguered giant Italian RCS Mediagroup is unloading its Flammarion subsidiary.
*+-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.’
*+-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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