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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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2018-04-23 culture

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2018-04-20 culture

Total immersion: Klimt's luminous paintings come to life in new art space

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2018-04-19 culture

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2018-04-18 culture

Film show: 'Nico, 1988', 'Escobar' and Amir Naderi retrospective

Trine Dyrholm carries off a high-wire act of ventriloquism in "Nico, 1988" as she reproduces the unforgettable voice of the singer best known for her collaborations with the...

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2018-04-17 culture

Pushing fashion history forward: Miren Arzalluz at the Palais Galliera

Paris's Palais Galliera museum is home to one of the most important fashion archives in Europe, boasting hundreds of thousands of artefacts which tell the story of what we wore...

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