The Book Fair de Brive-la-Gaillarde will take place from November 10 to 12, 2023 in the presence of 350 authors including the winners of the fall grand prizes.

The Brive Book Fair 2023 promises great encounters to celebrate its 41st edition. 

Florence Aubenas, President of the 2023 edition, will offer a program of around ten guests, mixing literature, documents and essays in resonance with his journalistic work.

An author chats with one of his readers on his stand at the Book Fair

The essential authors

The list of authors is not yet complete, but we will be pleased to find among the regulars of the event, Frank Bouysse, Christian Signol, Amélie Nothomb, Gilles Legardinier, Laure Adler, Maud Ankaoua, Baptiste beaulieu, michel bussi, laetitia colombani, Melissa Da Costa, Mathias enard, Caryl Férey, Irene Frain, Raphaelle Giordano, Virginia Grimaldi, Victoria Hislop, Paula Jacques, Alain Mabanckou, Laura Manel, Katherine Pancol, Julien Sandrel, Marc Levy, Bernard minier, Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt, Aurélie Vallognes...

Writers in the running for the fall literary prizes

  • Among the French authors who have confirmed their arrival at the Book Fair, we find Jean-Baptiste Andreaeric reinhardt, Gaspard Koenig, finalists of Goncourt price.
  • Other contenders for the fall grand prizes will also be present: Rachid Benzine, Sorj Chalandon, Sarah Chiche, But also Franck Courtes, Lionel Duroy, Alice Fox et Thomas B. Reverdy.

Today's bestselling authors

Laurent binet, Carole Fives, Eric Fottorino, Ivan Jablonka, Serge Joncour, Claire Marin, Gaëlle Nohant, Panayotis Pascot, Cedric Sapin-Defour are the authors of current bestselling novels and will be present in Brive-La-Gaillarde.


Pending list

Other public figures

  • François Morel et Guillaume Meurice, the two comedians who make us laugh and think at the same time will be present this year. 
  • Two former football stars have also confirmed their presence: Lilian Thuram, 1998 world champion and Dominique Rocheteau (former pillar of the great era of AS Saint Etienne.
  • the comedians Julie Gayet, Veronique jannot, Macha Méril, Bruno Solo, Alice Taglioni will be among the personalities. 
  • The journalists Nicole bacharan, Eugenie Bastie, Hugo Clément, Dorothée Ollieric, Bruce toussaint.

Youth authors

Timothée de Fombelle, great youth guest

The welcome of major guests highlights children's literature and comics which are increasingly present during this literary event. 

Timothée de Fombelle came ahead of the 2022 edition to attend a rendering of collective work carried out by the middle school students. For his return to Brive, various meetings are planned: a large public interview but also special moments during which middle school students will be able to interact with the author. He will also present the youth prizes “Have you read it? » .

The authors on the comics side

Jul, major comic book guest at the Book Fair

After Susie Morgenstern et Emile Bravo, it's the turn of Jul to be in the spotlight. Cartoonist of comics such as Flint and the city, 50 shades of Greek or even the latest albums of lucky luke, Jul also joins Timothée de Fombelle on the youth side, to participate in the development and promotion of the program, thus weaving bridges between the different genres.

Useful information

You can find the complete list of authors present and their biographical and bibliographical information on the site: .