Sylvia Beach Whitman

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Sylvia Whitman
Born 1981 (age 32–33)
Residence Paris, France
Alma mater University College London
Occupation Proprietress
Parents George Whitman
Felicity Leng

Sylvia Whitman is the proprietor of the Shakespeare and Company bookstore in Paris. She is the daughter of the shop's founder, the late George Whitman.

Biography[edit]

Whitman is the only child of George Whitman. She was named after Sylvia Beach, founder of the original Shakespeare & Company bookstore, a former haunt of Ernest Hemingway and James Joyce.[1]

She continues to run the shop in the same manner as her father and allowing young writers to live and work in the bookstore. Whitman has also started a biennial literary festival, FestivalandCo, which has hosted such writers as Paul Auster, Siri Hustvedt, Jeanette Winterson, Jung Chang and Marjane Satrapi.[2]

Whitman appeared on the Paris episodes of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, which aired the week of August 1, 2011.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The New York Times". The New York Times. Retrieved 2011-12-31. 
  2. ^ "The New York Times". The New York Times. Retrieved 2011-12-31. 

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