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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.

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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.

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