Frankfurt Book Fair 2019

Every year, the students of our Master’s in Publishing have the opportunity to visit the biggest book fair in the world – the Frankfurt Book Fair. We always go there as trade visitors, in order to meet prominent book chain players. It is a perfect opportunity to connect with publisher’s representatives, writers, literary agents or…

Double Win for Feminism at the 2019 Booker Prize Award Ceremony

The winners of this year’s Booker Prize – one of the most prestigious prizes in anglophone literature – were announced on October 14th. Six books had previously been shortlisted. Every year, the Booker Prize is awarded to the best original novel written in English and published in the United Kingdom. Many renowned authors have won…

Montreuil book fair: follow my read!

You may know their names: Flammarion jeunesse, Gallimard, L’école des loisirs, Callicéphale, Tom’poche or even Talents Hauts. All of these French publishing houses gathered around the 34th installment of the Montreuil Salon du livre et de la presse jeunesse last weekend. The book fair opened its doors on Wednesday, 28th of November to close them…

William Boyd and the utter uncertainty of life

« However much we seem to have it under control, to have every eventuality covered, all risks taken into account, life will come up with something that, as the good book says, ‘disturbs all anticipations’.”

The students of the Master Edition make their comeback

[FR] That’s right: holidays are finally over. The new school year may have already started for some, but for us, serious business began on September 12th. And the schedule will surely be busy! In this second and final year of the Master’s degree in Publishing, our class will only go to university from September to…

Rebellious Comics

[FR] One might have believed this was all a set up for the forty-third edition of the Angouleme comics festival was full of twists. Let us come back on the highlights of this year’s edition.

A bookstore…or a village?

[FR] In the heart of Wales, there is a particularly unusual little village. With over a million visitors per year (and only 1,300 inhabitants), what is the secret of Hay-on-Wye?

Libreria, a digital free bookshop

[FR] Just a month ago, a new bookshop was born in London going by the sweet name of Libreria, which means bookshop in Spanish and Italian. If its architecture (imagined by Selgas Canos) rings a bell with you, note that it draws its inspiration from Jorge Luis Borges’s short story “The Library of Babel”, which…

Dy-stop-ia?

[FR] For some time now, I have taken an interest in « young adult » or « teenage » literature (we don’t know what to call it). Working in a bookstore helps me see what kind of literature is offered to young readers. Judging from the bookshelves, it appears that these works have their limits. First of all, the…