Check out this fascinating interview with Linda Fallon of de Selby Press by Niall at Raging Fluff.
Fallon is head book buyer at the famous Paris bookshop Shakespeare and Company, which has always been something of a Ground Zero for literary ex-pats in the city.
The most famous Irish literary ex-pat is of course James Joyce, who I’ve written about before as the Poster Boy for Irish Emigration.
There is a strong literary connection between Ireland and France, and de Selby Press – named after a character in Flann O’Brien’s The Third Policeman – was founded by Fallon and another Shakespeare and Company bookseller, Terry Craven, “to continue that tradition, publishing Irish writers, publishing French writers translated into Irish, publishing any impractical incarnation…
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I am a 40 something book buying addict trying to reduce the backlog one book at a time!