Fifth Edition of the Author-Publisher Dialogues

The Author-Publisher Dialogues is an annual event, organised by the Federation of European Publishers at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, where authors and publishers talk about the true nature of their relationship.

Chaired by the President of the FEP, Pierre Dutilleul, the last edition was sponsored by MEP Mary Honeyball (UK, S&D).

The event, which took place on 25th November 2015, was a great success and an occasion to meet with Swedish author, Håkan Nesser, and his publisher Eva Bonnier, who shared insights of their collaboration.

Håkan Nesser and Eva Bonnier

The second dialogue featured the author and lawyer Richard Malka who has recently written a piece on the threats to copyright, dialoguing with FEP President, Pierre Dutilleul. Malka is a lawyer committed to the freedom of expression, having been the lawyer of Charlie Hebdo since 1992.

Richard Malka and Pierre Dutilleul

They all shared with the attendees their stories and arguments. They have brilliantly demonstrated that publishing is about interaction and that this special author-publisher’s relationship is essential in the creative process.

The Swedish delegation

The Swedish delegation

The event was very well attended with around 80 guests (including MEPs, political advisors, assistants and FEP members).

MEP Corazza Bildt

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MEP Köster
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MEP Schlein

MEP Ward

MEP Geringer de Oedenberg

See more pictures of the event here.