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.