Flash tour of readings in Germany and the CzechRepublic

Posted 12/11/2017

 I shall undertake, on December 5th, a flash tour of readings in Europe which will lead me first to Prag, then to three German cities.
I will go to Prag for three days on the occasion of the publication of Anna Cadilova's Czech translation of my novel Le facteur émotif at Albatros Media (www.albatrosmedia.cz). Among other events, a public reading will take place on December 7 at Fra Café (www.fra.cz), a literary café.

I shall then travel to Munich where Die Verlobte des Briefträgers, Saskia Bontjes van Beek's German translation of La fiancée du facteur, will be published at DTV (www.dtv.de). This will be my fourth novel published by this prestigious house. The book launch will take place on 11 December at Seidlvilla, München (www.seidlvilla.de). This event will be hosted by writer and journalist Günther Keil, and excerpts from the novel will be read by actress Sabrina Khalil and myself.

In the evening of December 12th, I will be in Bremen and will give a reading at the Institut Français; this meeting will be hosted by Phillipe Wellnitz, director of the Institute. Then I will go to Hamburg where I will lend myself to some promotional activities.
Two busy weeks in perspective. I will not miss this opportunity to see friends and visit some Christmas markets.

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Le facteur émotif on the "short list" for an Italian literary prize

Posted 4/7/2017

Storia di a postino solitario, the Italian translation of Le facteur émotif, by Margherita Belardetti, has been selected on the "short list" for the Premio Letteraria 2017 literary prize in the category "foreign novels". The winner of this competition will be announced in October, 2017. Congratulations to Margherita for her excellent translation.

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A new Chinese publisher for Le facteur émotif

Posted 3/7/2017

A new Chinese publishing contract had been signed with Beijing White Horse Time Culture Development Co. Ltd. for Le facteur émotif. The publication will take place during the course of the year to come.

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The publication of the Czech translation of Le facteur émotif moved up

Posted 3/7/2017

The Czech version of Le facteur émotif, which was supposed to be published in spring, 2018, has been moved up. The book will appear in October, 2017, at Albatross Media, more or less at the same moment than the new German publication of this novel by DTV in Munich. It is moreover possible that I pop over in Prag, in December, when I shall be in Germany for a small promotional trip to Munich, Bremen, and some other cities to be determined.

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Back from England

Posted 3/7/2017

Once again, I had a great trip in England. The launch of The Postman's Fiancée took place on June 7th, at the Délégation du Québec, in the presence of the Agent-General, Christos Siros and his wonderful team as well as a group of distinguished guests. The event gave rise to a public interview hosted by the journalist and writer Maya Jaggi, a remarkable  Woman of Letters and ideas.

On June 9th, I went to Salisbury in order to take part in Salisbury International Arts Festival. I gave, in the Salberg Theatre of Salisbury Playhouse, a public interview hosted by the brilliant Tom Bromley, which was followed by a signing session.

With my wife Hélène, we were in Borough Market, then we crossed London Bridge hardly a few hours before this terrorist attack which provoked all this horror - it makes you think. Condolences to the families of the victims.

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Back in the UK

Posted 17/5/2017

One year after my last six months stay in the United Kingdom, I shall soon return to take part in the launch of The Postman's Fiancée, English translation of La fiancée du facteur, by John Cullen, which will be published by Oneworld Publications, winner of the 2015 and 2016 Man Booker prizes. This event will take place on June 7th at the Délégation du Québec au Royaume-Uni, on Pall Mall Street, London. I shall give on this occasion a public interview hosted by Boyd Tonkin, author, journalist and Chief Editor of the literary pages of The Independent.

Some signing sessions will take place the next day in different bookshops.

On June 9th, I shall go to Salisbury to participate in the Salisbury International Arts Festival. I shall give a public interview hosted by Tom Bromley at 3h00 pm, in the Salberg Theatre of the Salisbury Playhouse.

Let us mention also that Juliet Mabey, my dear British editor, has just been awarded the envied title of Editor of the Year at the British Book Awards 2017. Bravo, Juliet! Well deserved!

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Two publications in France

Posted 17/5/2017

The French edition of La fiancée du facteur, published by Anne Carrière éditeur, is in the bookshops since the beginning of May. As for the French edition of Le facteur émotif, released in 2015 - and also published by Anne Carrière, it will be published again at Le livre de poche, on May 31th.

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La fiancée du facteur in Holland

Posted 17/5/2017

De verloofde van de postbode, the Dutch translation of the novel La fiancée du facteur which follows De eenzame postbobe (Le facteur émotif), will be available in the Dutch bookshops on May 25th.

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Le facteur émotif in Russia

Posted 17/5/2017

The Russian translation of the novel Le facteur émotif, which was supposed to be published in January, 2017, will rather appears in the Russian bookshops at the end of May.

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New publication of Le Facteur émotif in Germany

Posted 2/4/2017

In preparation for the publication of Die Verlobte des Briefträgers, the translation of La fiancée du facteur, DTV, my German publisher, will offer, in autumn, 2017, a new edition of Sibzehn Silben Ewigkeit, the German translation of Le Facteur émotif. Both translation are Saskia Bontjes van Beek's work. I shall thus have a double reason to visit my German friends in December.

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