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Entertainment The writer Joël Dicker leaves his publisher to try self-publishing

18:59  03 march  2021
18:59  03 march  2021 Source:   ouest-france.fr

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L’écrivain Joël Dicker en mars 2018 © OUEST FRANCE / Franck Dubray The writer Joël Dicker in March 2018

This Wednesday March 5, Joël Dicker, Swiss writer crowned with the prize of French Academy in 2012, announced to launch its own publishing house and to leave De Fallois editions.

The Swiss novelist Joël Dicker announced this Wednesday, March 5 his intention to leave his publisher to attempt the adventure of self-publishing , an unprecedented choice for such a well-read author.

A decision following the death of Bernard de Fallois

This crime writer, very popular since The Truth about the Harry Quebert affair (2012), had been spotted by Éditions de Fallois, to which he had remained faithful until then.

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After ten years in this house, and three years after the disappearance of Bernard de Fallois to whom I owe everything, I decided to leave the Éditions de Fallois at the end of this year 2021, he wrote in a communicated.

Dear friends, an announcement that I wanted to share with you. pic.twitter.com/Z59h7tIIzg

- Joel Dicker (@JoelDicker) March 3, 2021

Not imagining myself with another editor than the one who taught me everything, it is naturally that I choose to create my own editorial structure, which will see the light of day on January 1, 2022, he added.

Bernard de Fallois died in January 2018 at the age of 91, some 30 years after setting up his publishing house.

More details in the fall

Joël Dicker also explained that he was thus leaving Hachette (Lagardère group) to join the distribution network of his competitor Editis (Vivendi group), Interforum. He is due to give more news on his new publishing house in the fall, he said.

According to the GfK Institute, in 2020 he was the fifth most read author in France, with 735,000 copies sold, behind Guillaume Musso, Virginie Grimaldi, Michel Bussi and Franck Thilliez.

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