DECEMBER 18, 2014

Our Christmas Film Wish List !


We tell you what we want, what we really really want for Christmas.

DECEMBER 12, 2014

French Books USA: Week In Review

By Maggie Love

Kindle Unlimited is launched in France, French journalist Pascale Hugues wins the 8th European Prix du Livre, Lydia Davis interviews Dan Gunn, and more in the latest Week In Review.

DECEMBER 9, 2014

The seventh Meurice Prize has been awarded to Mark Geffriaud

By Louise Lassarre

The seventh Meurice Prize for contemporary art has been awarded to Mark Geffriaud.The artist, represented by the gallery gb agency, has been chosen for his project “Sketches” conceived as a diptych comprising a film and a sculpture, both in Bolivia and in Chile.

DECEMBER 8, 2014

Interview with Fanette Mellier, French Graphic Designer

By Louise Lassarre

Fanette Mellier’s work will be displayed at the Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in New York when it reopens on December 12, 2014. Visual Arts Program Officer Dorothée Charles interviews the artist below.

DECEMBER 5, 2014

Estimated Translated Titles List for 2014 and 2015: First Look


The year is ending on a high note for the translation world—especially for French books. According to the list we've compiled from publishers and our own research, over 500 titles were translated from French to English in 2014. That's a 23 percent increase in translated titles since last year!

DECEMBER 4, 2014

French Books USA: Week In Review

By Maggie Love

A rare copy of Shakespeare's First Folio is found in France, a letter Camus wrote to Sartre is discovered, and a study shows French people would rather receive books than money for holiday gifts.

DECEMBER 3, 2014

Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum reopens its doors

By Louise Lassarre

After three years of being closed, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum reopens its doors on Friday, December 12th, 2014 with a new name: Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

NOVEMBER 25, 2014

Christian Rizzo named director of Centre Chorégraphique National (CNN) of Montpellier – Languedoc-Roussillon

By Louise Lassarre

On October 28th, 2014, the French government named the artist Christian Rizzo the new director of the prestigious Centre Chorégraphique National (CNN) of Montpellier – Languedoc-Roussillon. Starting in January 2015, he will succeed choreographer Mathilde Monnier.

NOVEMBER 24, 2014

Futur en Seine Call for Proposals

By French Culture

Futur en Seine, the biggest European festival dedicated to digital innovation, takes place each year in Paris from June 11th to June 14th. The festival offers a profusion of events related to digital culture from tech demos to workshops and concerts taking place in the heart of Paris.

NOVEMBER 20, 2014

French Books USA: Week In Review

By Maggie Love

Literary prize season comes to a close, Montreuil ramps up for its Salon next week, the BnF opens an exhibition on l'Oulipo, and other news

NOVEMBER 20, 2014

Denis Levaillant University Tour

By Francerocks

French composer and pianist Denis Levaillant travels the US performing and conducting masterclasses at universities with Jean-Michel Goury and Yves Josset.

NOVEMBER 19, 2014

French Film Award Winners @ Chicago International Children’s Film Festival

By Laurence Geannopulos

Many French films awarded at this year's Chicago's International Children's Film Festival (CICFF) which ran from October 24 - November 2, 2014.