SEPTEMBER 1, 2016

In Memoriam: Michel Butor

By Rebecca Pittel

An homage to French modernist writer Michel Butor, most famous for the novel La Modification, who garnered the high respect of his peers Sarraute, Simon and Roland Barthes, and also served as a source of inspiration to younger writers such as French novelist J. M. G Le Clézio and American poet John Ashbery.

AUGUST 31, 2016

Interview with Mohamed El Khatib, author-director

By French Culture Arts

French/Moroccan author and director Mohamed El Khatib presented "Finir en beauté”, a solo lecture presentation on loss and remembrance, drawing from documents from his family’s past at Time Based Art Festival, Portland Institute of the Arts (September 16-18) and at Princeton Festival of Princeton University Seuls en scène (September 28-29).

AUGUST 29, 2016

FIAF - Crossing the Line Festival 2016

By French Culture Arts

The tenth annual edition of Crossing the line, FIAF's celebrated fall arts festival will run from September 22 through November 3rd. It presents interdisciplinary works and performances by artists from around the world, in venues and public spaces throughout New York City.

AUGUST 29, 2016

Fashion Designer Sonia Rykiel Dies at 86

By French Culture Arts

“I think creativity is inside you,” Ms. Rykiel told The Times Magazine in 1982. “If you have something to tell, you expose it. I never went to design school. I was so strong in my thinking and my way of seeing fashion, I knew exactly what I wanted. I said to myself, ‘I have no limits.’”

AUGUST 26, 2016

Upcoming Jean-Michel Pilc Shows

By Francerocks

Jean-Michel Pilc has performed with numerous giants in the music field such as: Roy Haynes, Michael Brecker, Dave Liebman, Jean Toussaint, Rick Margitza, Martial Solal, Michel Portal, Daniel Humair, Marcus Miller, Kenny Garrett, Lenny White, Chris Potter, John Abercrombie, Mingus Dynasty & Big Band, Lew Soloff and Richard Bona.

AUGUST 25, 2016

Piaf! The Show Touring the US; Carnegie Hall in January

By Francerocks

With over half a million tickets sold in more than 30 countries and acclaimed reviews worldwide PIAF!, THE SHOW – a musical celebration of the life and music of the legendary French chanteuse – returns to America as part of the extended world tour. The highlight of the American leg of a 400-performance global tour is the special presentation at Carnegie Hall on January 6, 2017.

AUGUST 24, 2016

Seuls en Scène 2016: Princeton University's French Theater Festival

By French Culture Arts

The fifth edition of Seuls en Scène – Princeton University's French Theater Festival will run from September 22 to October 6, 2016, in partnership with Princeton University-Lewis Center for the Arts and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy. As in previous years, the festival will offer up a diverse and rich season of contemporary French theater.

AUGUST 24, 2016

FUSED Grantees 2016

By French Culture Arts

2016 FUSED (French-US Exchange in Dance) Grantees: Six projects were selected last June supporting the U.S. debut of the breakdancer/hip hop dancer and choreographer Anne Nguyen and highlighting cross-collaborative projects by Frederic Nauzyciel, Jimmy Robert, Joe Goode Performance Group and Stefanie Batten Bland.

AUGUST 16, 2016

An Interview with Ananda Devi by Her Translator Jeffrey Zuckerman

By FRENCH CULTURE BOOKS

An interview between Ananda Devi, author of Eve Out of Her Ruins (Deep Vellum; Sept 13, 2016), and her translator, Jeffrey Zuckerman.

AUGUST 8, 2016

How "Night" was Published in America

By FRENCH CULTURE BOOKS

French Books USA shares literary agent Georges Borchardt's story of getting Holocaust memoir "Night," originally "La Nuit," published in the U.S., as we remember author Elie Wiesel, who died this July 2nd.

AUGUST 8, 2016

In Memoriam: Yves Bonnefoy

By Rebecca Pittel

Yves Bonnefoy, the master of French poetry who was considered a leading contender for the Nobel Prize in Literature, passed away on July 1st in Paris, at the age of 93.

AUGUST 8, 2016

In Memoriam: Maurice G. Dantec

By Rebecca Pittel

Maurice G. Dantec, who passed away on June 25th at the age of 57, was a visionary of dystopic crime fiction, a former punk musician who imbued his narratives with the same anarchic spirit that he had displayed on the stage.

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