Latest Houllebecq novel pirated pre-publication

Latest Houllebecq novel pirated pre-publication

Pirated versions of the latest novel of French author Michel Houllebecq, who is never far from controversy, have been available on several internet sites some 10 days before publication in his native country on 7th January.

According to press reports, non-final proofs of Soumission (Submission), which is published by Flammarion, were sent to several journalists on 15th December and the book itself was distributed to bookshops and journalists on 22nd.

Aldus, a French blog on digital publishing, broke the news of the piracy, saying it was the first time to the writer’s knowledge for this to...

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