9 Apr 2017

Taking New Zealand's stories to the Bologna Children's Book Fair

From Standing Room Only, 1:34 pm on 9 April 2017

The 2017 Bologna Children's Book Fair in Italy is one of the biggest events of its kind in the world, with the world-wide rights to books for children and Young Adults up for sale - including over one hundred New Zealand ones. Leading our big push at the 54th Fair this year is long-time literary agent - and Bologna veteran - Frances Plumpton, and Sophie Siers from a new publisher, Millwood Press. So how have they managed to stand out from the rest? Lynn Freeman spoke to Frances and Sophie on Wednesday, halfway through the four day event...and also to Nicky Page who asked them to manage the one-off Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature stand at the Book Fair.