Paris Book Fair sees author protest

Paris Book Fair sees author protest

The four-day Paris Book Fair closed last night following a fair which saw an unprecedented protest demonstration by authors and with lower exhibitor, visitor and sales numbers.

Some 400 authors from all the French societies, together with National Book Centre (CNL) President Vincent Monadé marched through the salon on Saturday (21st March) with the slogan ‘no authors, no books’, according to Valentine Goby, novelist and president of the umbrella organization Permanent Writers Council (Conseil Permanent des Ecrivains, CPE). "Their profession is in danger--there is no reason that they earn t...

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