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Focus France at New Delhi World Book Fair

January 6 @ 11:00 am - January 14 @ 8:00 pm

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Presented as a part of BONJOUR INDIA 2017 – 18Copy of find in web Following the launch of Bonjour India – incubating dreams, ideas and projects which aim to move the partnership between India and France into the future, the ‘New Delhi World Book Fair’ set to be launched at Pragati Maidan on Saturday, 6th January, will see a strong French presence.The New Delhi World Book Fair, organized by National Book Trust every year, will have this time as a main theme “Environment and Climate change”; the European Union is the guest of honor. In this context, French Institute in India, in collaboration with Bureau International de l’édition française (International office of French publishers) will have a pavilion at Hall 7ABC and a delegation of publishers and authors. The French delegation will be composed of major figures from the world of publishing, such as Nicolas Roche, director of Bureau international de l’édition française, Antoine Gallimard, CEO Madrigall Group and acclaimed author and moviemaker David Foenkinos. The delegation will also include Judith Oriol, department of the foreign rights at Gallimard, Judith Becqueriaux, copyright manager at Denoël, Fabrice Piault, director of Livres Hebdo, and Anne Risaliti, copyright manager of Didier Jeunesse / Hatier.The nine-day-long event will celebrate France’s best literature by giving book lovers an opportunity to discover a wide range of French titles across all genres. A panel discussion on the theme of “Publishing at a digital age” with Antoine Gallimard will also be held for the professionals & specialists.David Foenkinos will participate at the event “Lazy Sunday of LiteratureS” along with 11 European authors, for an afternoon of readings and interactions, a key moment of the book fair.The collaboration aims at increasing the numbers of translations of French contemporary fiction and non-fiction titles into Indian languages and creating a long-term partnership with Indian publishers.Dr Bertrand de Hartingh, General Curator of Bonjour India, Counsellor for Cooperation and Cultural Affairs, spoke on this collaboration, “NDWBF is one of the key international book fairs and has now become a significant platform for cultural exchanges between countries. We take immense pride in collaborating with the fair underthe framework of Bonjour India.


January 6 @ 11:00 am
January 14 @ 8:00 pm
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