Bardo or not Bardo has been shortlisted for the Albertine Prize, a reader's choice award for best contemporary French fiction in English translation. One of the funniest installments in Antoine Volodine's acclaimed post-apocalyptic series, 'Bardo or Not Bardo' consists of seven vignettes set in a universe of failed revolutions, radical shamanism, and off-kilter nomenclature. In each one, a newly dead character bungles his way through the Tibetan afterlife, or Bardo, failing to achieve enlightenment, while the living make a similar mess of things. Translated by J.T. Mahany (Open Letter Books). Vote for the Albertine Prize through April 30th!
Naked by Jean-Philippe Toussaint has been shortlisted for the Albertine Prize, a reader's choice award for best contemporary French fiction in English translation. 'Naked' is Jean-Philippe Toussaint's fourth and final novel about one of the most fully realized female characters of contemporary fiction, the haute couturière Marie Madeleine Marguerite de Montalte. With his customary nuanced reflection and nimble wit, Toussaint continues to follow Marie’s relationship with his unnamed narrator, navigating through jealousy and comedy, irony and tenderness. Translated by Edward Gauvin (Dalkey Archive). Vote for the Albertine Prize through April 30th!
Writing Residency in San Francisco: Martin Winckler has been selected by the jury!
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The Galloway School recherche un professeur de français pour enseigner aux 5th, 6th and 7th grades, C'est un mi-temps pour le moment (60%) et deviendra un poste à plein temps (rentrée 2018). Voici le lien vers l'annonce http://www.gallowayschool.org/page.cfm?p=511