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France Guest of Honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair

October 06, 2017 | By francecanadaculture Toronto
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From 11 to 15 October, France will be the guest of honour at the Frankfurt Book Fair, the world's largest event of the publishing industry. This invitation offers the French language an historic opportunity to demonstrate its openness to the world, while also promoting the talents and innovations that nurture its vibrancy.

Among the French delegation, composed of nearly 150 authors, the writers Marie Darrieussecq and Sylvain Prudhomme will be at Frankfurt, before coming to Toronto for the International Festival of Authors.

As part of the exhibition “Books on France”, the Frankfurt Book Fair invites publishers from around the world to display their current titles translated from books published in France, in the Guest of Honour Pavilion. Among the titles will be showcased several books published by Canadian Book Publishers, including :

The Greats, by Sylvain Prudhomme (published by BookThug in 2017 and translated by Jessica Moore. From Les Grands, Gallimard, 2014)

Anima, by Wajdi Mouawad (published by TalonBooks in 2017 and translated by Linda Gaboriau. From Anima, Actes Sud, 2012).

Mend the Living, by Maylis de Kerangal (published by TalonBooks in 2016 and translated by Jessica Moore. From Réparer les vivants, Éditions Verticales, 2014).

A rich and varied programme will highlight all sectors enhancing France's attractiveness: books, innovation, e-books, projects, trans-media, video games, music, visual arts, performing arts ... and not forgetting to include heritage, gastronomy, tourism, architecture, design and luxury goods.