This June the international book festival Comédie du Livre is to celebrate the best of contemporary British writing. In 2011 the festival, which is held annually in the French town of Montpellier, honoured literature from the German-speaking world. With 2012 being the year of the London Olympics and the Charles Dickens bicentenary, British talent was the obvious choice for the 27th Comédie du Livre’s special focus.
Between 31 May and 1 June 2012, Montpellier will host more than thirty British authors and over a hundred French authors. The British guests include Alasdair Gray, James Kelman, A. L. Kennedy, Nick Barlay, Ron Butlin and Kate Summerscale. Young readers are catered to by Anne Fine and Melvin Burges, while graphic novels are represented by Mike Carey and Glen Baxter.
For more information visit the festival website.