NOVEMBER 14, 2011

Franzen’s Freedom and other Highlights from the 'Rentrée Litteraire'

By French Culture

The French publishing season, known in France as the 'Rentrée litteraire', is condensed into a short three month run from August to early November. During this period, all French and foreign titles are published, a total of 654 in 2011.

NOVEMBER 11, 2011

France Honors Lou Reed

By French Culture

On Sunday, October 30, Antonin Baudry, Cultural Counselor of the French Embassy, conferred the insignia of Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters on Lou Reed, playwright, poet, musician, and photographer.

OCTOBER 15, 2011

Odile Gakire Katese Receives First Gilder/Coigney International Theatre Award

By French Culture

On Sunday October 16th, Rwandan playwright, novelist, poet, director and humanitarian Odile Gakire Katese will receive the first Gilder/Coigney International Theatre Award.

SEPTEMBER 21, 2011

France Honors Ronald P. Stanton with the Medal of Chevalier of the Legion of Honor

By French Culture

On September 19, 2011, the medal of Chevalier of the Legion of Honor was conferred on Ronald P. Stanton for his role as patron of the arts in a ceremony held at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York.


Britney Spears, a French Literary Star!

By French Culture

One of the highlights of the (very) French "rentrée littéarire" is, Le Ravissement de Britney Spears, the new novel by the magnificent Jean Rolin, published by POL. The story unfolds in Los Angeles where a secret agent has been sent by the French police in search of… Britney Spears.

JULY 7, 2011

Literary Translation: A French-American (Love) Affair?

By French Culture

Good news! The number of French books exported to the US increased by 4.1% in 2010, according to the professional newspaper Livres Hebdo. This means that it will be easier than usual for Americans to discover works of foreign literature, a pleasure that would not be possible without the work of an international community of translators.

JULY 2, 2011

L'Oliver: A Twenty Year Old Tree

By French Culture

In February 1991, the publishing house L’Olivier published its first book: Une saison ardente, a French translation of Richard Ford’s famous novel Wildlife.

JUNE 28, 2011

Films on the Green Opening Reception 2011

By French Culture

The forth annual Films on the Green festival opened on June 3rd at the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York.

JUNE 23, 2011

Jim Jarmusch and Maxwell L. Anderson Receive the insignia of the Order of Arts and Letters

By French Culture

On Thursday, June 23, 2011, Antonin Baudry, Cultural Counselor of the French Embassy, conferred upon filmmaker Jim Jarmusch and museum director Maxwell L. Anderson the insignia officer and chevalier, respectively, of the Order of Arts and Letters.

JUNE 10, 2011

Tomi Ungerer: An Alsatian New Yorker!

By French Culture

Legendary French children’s book author Tomi Ungerer is back to NYC!

JUNE 6, 2011

Hunter College’s Master of French Bilingual Education

By French Culture

In an effort to extend its expertise to French-speaking teacher-candidates, Hunter College hopes to offer two French-specific bilingual education courses starting in January 2012.

JUNE 6, 2011

French Dual-Language Programs in New York City

By French Culture

In an article published on June 6th in the Wall Street Journal, Kavita Mokha describes the boom in French dual-language programs across New York City: By September 2011, six elementary schools, one middle school and one charter school will have French programs. Public School 133 in Park Slope and P.S. 110 in Greenpoint are expected to unveil programs starting this fall.