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Nov 1
US Tour | Ibeyi Los Angeles, CA
Nov 19
Ibeyi at the Theater at the Ace Hotel! Theatre at Ace Hotel 929 S Broadway Los Angeles, CA 90015
Nov 12
Quatuor Van Kuijk: US Tour 1 E 70th St, New York City, NY 10021

Albertine's Free Events In January



WHAT:     Manhattan's Babe

ABOUT:   French writer-filmmaker Frédéric Beigbeder and American novelist Jay McInerney present Manhattan’s Babe, the illustrated English-language edition of Beigbeder’s bestselling novel, Oona & Salinger.

                In English. FREE. No RSVP.

WHEN:     Thursday, January 19 – 7PM



WHAT:     Ada: A Literary Conversation on Artificial Intelligence

ABOUT:   Novelist Antoine Bello and journalist Maurin Picard reflect on the possibilities of artificial intelligence as well as the foundation of human creativity in a conversation based on Ada (Gallimard, 2016), Bello’s latest novel.

                   In English. FREE . No RSVP necessary.

WHEN:     Wednesday, January 25 – 7PM



WHAT:     Timothée de Fombelle

ABOUT:   Join us as we explore the wonderful imaginary worlds of Timothee de Fombelle, bestselling author of Tobie Lolness (Tobie Alone) and Vango, in the author's presence. 

                   In French. FREE, no RSVP

WHEN:     Saturday, January 28– 11AM


WHAT:     A Free World?

ABOUT:   Former Deputy Editorial Director of Le Nouvel Observateur, Aude Lancelin, and  Harpers Magazine President and Publisher John R. (Rick) MacArthur discuss the changes that have occured over the past two decades in the news industry.

  In French. FREE, no RSVP

WHEN:     Monday, January 30 – 7PM



WHAT:     This Is Not A City (Los Angeles)

ABOUT:   Can one fall in love with a city? Is it possible to become infatuated with an urban space? These are the questions that novelist AM Homes, author and UCLA professor Laure Murat, and New York Institute for Humanities Director Eric Banks will delve on.

  In Engllish. FREE

WHEN:     Tuesday, January 31– 7PM


WHERE:  Albertine Books in French and English

                   Cultural Services of the French Embassy

                   972 Fifth Avenue (between 78th and 79th street)

                   New York, NY 10075


Video of live and past Albertine events can be viewed here: https://new.livestream.com/frenchembassy

All events are free and open to the public with no RSVP, unless otherwise noted. Media who wish to attend should contact: camille.desprez@diplomatie.gouv.fr


About Albertine

Albertine is a reading room and bookshop that brings to life French-American intellectual exchange. A permanent venue for free events and debates, the new space offers more than 14,000 contemporary and classic titles from over 30 French-speaking countries around the world in French and in translation. Visit www.albertine.com. Follow Albertine on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram: @albertinebooks.


The Cultural Services of the French Embassy promotes the best of French arts, literature, cinema, language, and higher education across the US. Based in New York City, Washington D.C., and eight other cities across the country, the Cultural Services brings artists, authors, educational and university programs to cities nationwide. It also builds partnerships between French and American artists, institutions and universities on both sides of the Atlantic. In New York, through its bookshop Albertine, it fosters French-American exchange around literature and the arts.


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Media Contact

Camille Desprez – + 1 (212) 439-1417 – camille.desprez@diplomatie.gouv.fr

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