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.

AUGUST 2, 2016

New French Books in Translation this Fall!

By FRENCH CULTURE BOOKS

As we look ahead to the fall’s book releases, the Book Department has inventoried 132 translations being published between September and December 2016.

AUGUST 2, 2016

A Preview of French Book Events This Fall!

By FRENCH CULTURE BOOKS

The Book Department is pleased to present this fall’s upcoming events!

JULY 27, 2016

Press Highlights: France Rocks Summerfest

By Francerocks

After a month and a half of celebrating the rich diversity of musical talent emanating from Paris, France Rocks Summerfest ended Saturday night with an epic live electro set from Club Cheval at Webster Hall’s Marlin Room in Manhattan. Running from June 3 – July 23rd, France Rocks Summerfest is the largest festival of French music in the United States, with nearly 40 artists that gave performances in about 25 venues and parks across New York, including the famous annual Fete de la Musique that rocked Central Park Summerstage with CharlElie Couture, Yael Naim, General Elektriks, and La Femme on June 21st.

JULY 26, 2016

17 designs by Le Corbusier added to UNESCO World Heritage Sites list

By French Culture Arts

The UN's cultural organisation has listed 17 works by pioneering Franco-Swiss architect Le Corbusier as world heritage sites.

JULY 26, 2016

10 Films to Extend Your Summer in Paris

By FRENCH CULTURE FILM

10 films that fit Films on the Green 2016's theme, "A Summer in Paris," to discover or rediscover the vibrant City of Lights.

JULY 26, 2016

French Books USA: Week in Review

By FRENCH CULTURE BOOKS

The fight to save James Baldwin’s French home, “The hand of Montaigne” now online, Literary names move up in the Légion d’honneur, French comics at Comic Con's Eisner Awards, The Stranger graphic novel in HuffPost, Virginie Despentes’s Bye Bye Blondie rocks the U.S., Ben Jelloun book excerpt

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