French participation to World Book Fair, 25 Feb - 4 March 2012
An Indo-French panorama : Non-Fiction / Fiction / Children’s literature publications
Seminar at World Book Fair 2012, Pragati Maidan
Monday, 27 February 2012
On the occasion of the World Book Fair (25 February - 4 March 2012), the Embassy of France, Institut Français en Inde, and BIEF (International Office for the promotion of French Books) in collaboration with the National Book Trust, were pleased to present “France-India : New editorial trends in publishing, an Indo-French Panorama : Non Fiction, Fiction, Children’s Literature Publications”.
The seminar focused on new trends in the publishing world in France and India by bringing together “duos” of French and Indian panellists, who are publishers or booksellers, experts in the publishing industry. Discussions on similarities and differences in the publication gamut and trends were brought to the fore through comparisons in three distinct fields : non-fiction, fiction and children’s literature.
Mr Max Claudet, Cultural Counsellor of the French Embassy, Mr M.A Sikander, Director of the National Book Trust, and Mr Jean-Guy Boin, Director of the BIEF inaugurated this seminar on
Timing : 10.00 am to 1.00 pm
Venue : Hall N°14 Mezzanine, WBF,
The Book office of the Institut Français is proud to be a privileged partner of the National Book Trust through its participation at the above mentioned seminar and also by hosting a stall during this prestigious World Book Fair :
Note to editors
The “three moments/ two voices” seminar shared experiences, and aims for participants to get to know each other better. The Book office hopes that by exploring what is produced and expected in the Indian and French markets, collaborations could be increased between editors and foreign rights directors from both countries.
The seminar enabled participants to question literary genres adopted, risks taken by editors linked to publishing, as also larger issues such as whether they are of an ideological or a cultural revolution in terms of content.
a.m : Session 1 - Non Fiction
French panorama : Mr Eric Vigne, Editor in Chief of the non-fiction & essays, Gallimard, Paris
Indian panorama : Mr S. Anand, Co-founder and Director, Navayana Publishing, New Delhi
am : Session 2 - Fiction
French panorama : Ms Emma Foucher, Literary section, Mollat bookshop (the biggest independent bookshop in France), Bordeaux
Indian panorama : Mrs Priyanka Malhotra, Director, Full Circle Publishing and Bookstores, New Delhi
pm : session 3 - Children’s literature
French Panorama : Mrs Michèle Moreau, Director and Founder, Didier Jeunesse, Paris
Indian Panorama : Mrs Radhika Menon, Publisher and Editorial Director, Tulika Publishers, Chennai