Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

FOCUS

France's newest political parties go to school

Read more

ENCORE!

Hugh Coltman serves up a New Orleans-inspired musical gumbo

Read more

PERSPECTIVE

'Macron sees high earners as key to getting the French economy moving again'

Read more

IN THE PRESS

'Shut Up and Drive': Saudi's paradoxical stance after female activists arrested

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

$2.3bn for two million songs: Sony buys majority stake in EMI

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Burundi approves new constitution allowing president to extend time in power

Read more

THE DEBATE

Populist takeover: Italy approves unprecedented coalition

Read more

FOCUS

Young Nicaraguans lead protests against President Ortega

Read more

ENCORE!

Music show: Opera singer Lawrence Brownlee, Snow Patrol & Natalie Prass

Read more

ENCORE!

How do artists and writers see the world? We take you to the crossroads where culture meets the news and engages with what's happening in our lives today. From Monday to Friday at 12.15 pm Paris time.

Latest update : 2014-03-24

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

COMMENT(S)

Archives

2018-05-22 jazz

Hugh Coltman serves up a New Orleans-inspired musical gumbo

From Mardi Gras and marching bands, to second line parades and the historic Faubourg Treme, the rich cultural heritage of New Orleans provided the inspiration for Hugh Coltman’s...

Read more

2018-05-21 culture

Music show: Opera singer Lawrence Brownlee, Snow Patrol & Natalie Prass

American superstar tenor Lawrence Brownlee has performed on some of the world's most prestigious stages. Next month he’s back at the Opéra de Paris, playing the role of Ernesto...

Read more

2018-05-20 Cannes Film Festival 2018

The Best of the 2018 Cannes Film Festival

Eve Jackson presents all of the highlights from the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.

Read more

2018-05-19 Cannes Film Festival 2018

Cannes 2018: and the Palme d'Or goes to....

Film critic Lisa Nesselson and Eve Jackson react to the winners of this year’s Cannes Film Festival competition, starting with Palme d’or winner Hirokazu Kore-eda.

Read more

2018-05-18 culture

Cannes 2018: Lebanese film 'Capharnaum' wows critics

Eve Jackson brings us the latest from the Cannes Film Festival and tells us about two movies competing for the top prize. "Capharnaum", by Lebanese director Nadine Labaki is a...

Read more