French writers outraged by festival's use of 'sub-English' words

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Prominent writers including Leila Slimani have spoken out against the Salon du Livre’s use of phrases such as ‘young adult’ and ‘bookquizz’.

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A celebration of the “Scène Young Adult” at the Salon du Livre in Paris next month has drawn the condemnation of dozens of French authors and intellectuals, who have described the adoption of English terminology as an “unbearable act of cultural delinquency”, reports The Guardian.