Highlighting gains made by the ‘human sciences’ amid social unrest in France, booksellers also cite a strong showing in comics.
French editor and archeology expert Marion Charlet says that if you ‘never hesitate to knock on doors,’ niche publishing can work in France.
Continuing a longstanding tradition of cultural relations between France and China, the Prix Fu Lei this year features works by Foucault, Céline, and Adimi.
BIEF’s program in Paris has brought Arab publishers into meetings and visits with French counterparts to exchange experiences, books, and viewpoints.
Saying he ‘wanted to write a story without it being shocking,’ Abdelnabi talks about his book based on an actual case of anti-gay police action in Cairo.
Widely termed ‘melancholy,’ the 2019 Prix Goncourt-winning novel by Jean-Paul Dubois is set in a Montreal prison and looks at North American life and values.
Valérie Lévy-Soussan, founder of Audiolib, has tracked France’s audiobook market from CDs in the early 2000s to streaming and download formats.
French literary agency Astier-Péche announces in Frankfurt their representation of Mohamed Leftah’s estate and sold English rights to Other Press.
From Oslo, Helsinki, Paris, Mexico City, New York, Jerusalem, Zurich, and the Basque region’s San Sebastian, here are books being presented at Frankfurt.
Releasing more than 500 new titles in a scant three-month season, say critics, is an overwhelming burden on French booksellers and consumers.