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For Complete Works of Voltaire authors

The Voltaire Foundation relies on the dedication, scholarship and generosity of our brilliant editors, authors and editorial board. Without you, we simply could not publish the Complete Works of Voltaire (OCV) as the most complete and up-to-date critical edition of Voltaire’s works. Some of you have been with us since the beginning of this fifty-year project and have devoted much of your working lives (not to mention countless hours of so-called retirement) to bringing it to fruition.

Thank you:  To all our authors, past, present and future, we would like to say thank you for your hard work and your patience with this monumental undertaking, which is and will continue to be of immense value to scholars and researchers working on Voltaire and the Enlightenment.

You belong to a varied network of international collaborators since the 1960s - some of whom have published with the VF many times! Your book is stocked in the top 300 research libraries worldwide... As such you are entitled to a 35% discount off any VF book at any time. Just contact

Collaboration:  Our authors work both individually and, increasingly, collaboratively to ensure that the work is of the highest quality. Drawing on our extensive international network, we are proud to have been able to create teams of authors, especially for larger projects like the Essai sur les mœurs and the Questions sur l’Encyclopédie, allowing them to pool their specialisms (and reduce workload for individuals). These are the synergies that make working on OCV so stimulating and rewarding.