The Foire du Livre de Bruxelles hosted its ‘Talented Indies’ program that brought together francophone independent publishers from many countries.
‘We’re driven by a love of what we do,’ Dar Onboz’s Nadine Touma says, as the Lebanese publishing house pursues its concept of ‘books as a tool for change.’
Named for Mexican novelist and diplomat Jaime Torres Bodet, UNESCO’s honor recognizes a Cuban institution’s presence in literature and the arts; and in Bucharest, a French bookselling success.
Africa has a larger presence in Frankfurt than ever this year, with a strong contingent of francophone publishers as part of the France Guest of Honor program.
Partnering with the Salon du livre in Montréal, the Translation Rights Fair in Canada expects to bring even more francophone and anglophone publishers together in November.
A campaign exists to retire the term Francophone. But if we replace “Francophone” with “world literature in French,” does that suffice?
Emue Books is a new Australian publisher with an unexpected mission: publishing Francophone literature and reviving fairness in publishing.
Celebrating 20 years, Beirut’s Francophone Book Fair will honor the Goncourt Academy and launch a new book prize, despite recent escalated violence in the city.
By Olivia Snaije PARIS: Amin Maalouf, the Franco-Lebanese author, perhaps best known for his Goncourt Prize-winning book The Rock of Tanios was admitted to the venerable Académie Française, or French Academy, in June. Maalouf is the second writer of Arab origin to accede to the Academy — in 2005 Algerian-born writer Assia Djebar was voted in. Founded in 1635, the Académie Française …
By Olivia Snaije Opening on the heels of the Francophone summit in Montreux, Switzerland – Lebanon’s 17th Francophone book fair kicks off this Thursday in Beirut and runs until November 7th. Articles about the former French protectorate regularly lament the loss of French speakers to English but the Beirut event has nevertheless gained the status of being the third Francophone …