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.
On 26th November 2014, the 2012 Goncourt Prize Winner Jérôme Ferrari and his publisher Marie-Catherine Vacher (Actes Sud), Jonathan Coe (Samuel Johnson Prize, Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize and Writers’ Guild Award) and his publisher Joanna Prior (Penguin Books) and Durs Grünbein, a reference in the field of contemporary German poetry and his publisher Thomas Sparr (Suhrkamp Verlag) shared with the audience their thoughts and anecdotes about their relationship.
Moderated by the President of the FEP, Pierre Dutilleul, the event was also supported by Jean-Marie Cavada (France, ALDE), Sabine Verheyen (Germany, EPP) and Mary Honeyball (UK, S&D), who introduced the duos.
The dinner, attended by more than 100 guests, MEPs, political advisors, assistants and FEP members, was also the occasion to remind the importance of having a sensible and healthy legislative framework in matters such as copyright and VAT to support the book chain.
Recording of the Dialogues is available in original version, English and French.
Pierre Dutilleul, FEP President
MEP Jean-Marie Cavada
MEP Mary Honeyball
MEP Sabine Verheyen
Durs Grünbein &Thomas Sparr (Suhrkamp Verlag)
Jérôme Ferrari & Marie-Catherine Vacher (Actes Sud)
Jonathan Coe &Joanna Prior (Penguin Books)