Gallimard recalls Matzneff book following under-age revelations

Gallimard recalls Matzneff book following under-age revelations

French publisher Gallimard has announced that it will stop marketing the personal diaries of author Gabriel Matzneff, and recall the latest volume L’Amante de l’Arsenal, published in November.

This follows publication of Vanessa Springora’s book Consent (published by Grasset) on 2nd January, which describes her sexual relationship with Matzneff when she was 14 and he was 50, and has caused a huge uproar in France. Springora is an editorial director for the publisher Julliard, which is part of the Editis group. Copies of Consent are flying off the shelves all over France, with seven print r...

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