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The Paris Book Fair: A success story

From graphic novels to poetry and cookbooks, there’s something to tickle everyone’s fancy at the Paris Book Fair. Perhaps that’s part of the fair’s recipe for success: the annual event attracts around 200,000 visitors across four days, from avid readers to industry insiders. In our special show from the fair, Jade Barker guides you through the stacks of books and thumbs through some of the highlights.

American author and master of the espionage genre, Robert Littell, lets us into some of his spy secrets, plus we take a look at the women behind the speech bubbles in the male-dominated comic book realm. Finally, we find out why books by foreign authors are becoming a luxury good in Argentina.
 

By Jade BARKER

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