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Fantasy novelist Robin Hobb among guests at France's biggest book fair

Readers, writers and industry insiders have it marked in their calendars: Paris's annual book fair is the networking opportunity of the year. It’s also a chance to hear talks and debates on the future of publishing. Russian authors have been welcomed with a special pavilion at this year’s event but politics have cast a shadow over the invitation, with French President Emmanuel Macron boycotting their stand. France 24’s Richelle Harrison Plesse tells us more.

This year's event has put Crime Thrillers and Young Adult literature centre stage; we speak to fantasy author Robin Hobb about the universal themes that have seen her books cross borders and sell more than a million copies.

By Olivia SALAZAR WINSPEAR

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2018-07-18 Eve JACKSON

Film show: Why we love 'Ant-man and the Wasp'

Film critic Lisa Nesselson speaks to Eve Jackson about the week's film news including "My Favourite Fabric," "Ant-man and the Wasp," and "The Last Movie."

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2018-07-17 Olivia SALAZAR WINSPEAR

Gender questions take centre stage at Avignon’s theatre festival

Olivia Salazar-Winspear swaps her Parisian studio for the sunshine of the South of France, with a special edition of Encore! from France’s foremost performing arts event. For its...

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2018-07-16 Richelle HARRISON PLESSE

Beatmaker & singer Estère brings her musical melting pot to Afropunk Paris

New Zealander-Cameroonian producer and singer-songwriter Estère fuses indie-soul, poetic pop and modern RnB to create a unique style she dubs “electric blue witch-hop”. She talks...

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2018-07-13 Culture

Tom Cruise and 'Mission Impossible: Fallout' bring espionage franchise to Paris

It's his sixth time warding off planetary disaster, but agent Ethan Hunt shows no sign of letting up. Tom Cruise's character is back with daredevil stunts and spy-centred...

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2018-07-12 Eve JACKSON

The must-see exhibitions of the summer

We check out the top exhibitions to see this summer. Olivia Salazar-Winspear takes us from internationally renowned Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei's exhibition in the...

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