Les Fugitives was inspired and informed by a number of benevolent authors, book-lovers and editors; a kind of free-forming collective not necessarily aware of itself. Core contributors include translator and editor Cécile Menon, fellow independent publisher and editor Charles Boyle (CBeditions), editor Angeline Rothermundt, and still life photographer Dominic Lee. Literary publicist Nicolette Praça has proved invaluable, and Dominic Jaeckle, co-founder of Partisan Hotel, Jessie Spivey and Ellen Dunsdon are the first of a long line of other young helpers and enablers keen to learn and support, including among others Laure Birckel, Jennifer Obidike, Daisy Bartlett, and Leyla Yilmaz.
Our books have all been critically acclaimed in France yet eluded the attention of other publishers in the UK or the US, ‘fallen between the cracks’ as it were…
In the belief that short works make for an ideal introduction to an author’s oeuvre we focus on short books. Our flexible approach gives translators and editors optimal conditions in which to perfect their work.