APRIL 12, 2017

Albertine Prize Nominee: The Heart by Maylis de Kerangal

By FRENCH CULTURE BOOKS

The Heart has been shortlisted for the Albertine Prize, a reader's choice award for best contemporary French fiction in English translation. 'The Heart' takes place over the 24 hours surrounding a fatal car crash and the subsequent heart transplant as life is taken from a young man and given to a dying woman. As stylistically audacious as it is emotionally explosive, the book examines the deepest emotions of everyone involved - grieving parents, doctors and nurses - as they navigate decisions of life and death. The book won numerous prizes. Translated by Sam Taylor (FSG). Vote for the Albertine Prize through April 30th!

APRIL 12, 2017

Albertine Prize Nominee: Eve Out of Her Ruins by Ananda Devi

By FRENCH CULTURE BOOKS

Eve Out of Her Ruins has been shortlisted for the Albertine Prize, a reader’s choice award for best contemporary French fiction in English translation. With brutal honesty and poetic urgency, Ananda Devi relates the tale of four young Mauritians trapped in an endless cycle of fear and violence: Eve, whose body is her only source of power; Savita, Eve’s best friend; Saadiq, a gifted would-be poet in love with Eve; and Clélio, a belligerent rebel waiting for his brother to send for him from France. Translated by Jeffrey Zuckerman (Deep Vellum). Vote for the Albertine Prize through April 30th!

APRIL 12, 2017

Albertine Prize Winning Title: Bardo or Not Bardo by Antoine Volodine

By FRENCH CULTURE BOOKS

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!

APRIL 7, 2017

Albertine Prize Nominee: Naked by Jean Philippe Toussaint

By FRENCH CULTURE BOOKS

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!

APRIL 5, 2017

French Waves on Pitchfork

By Francerocks

French Waves has made the history of French electronic music come alive through its documentary, web series, international tour, and immersive website.

APRIL 3, 2017

Remembering Trisha Brown (1936-2017)

By French Culture Arts

“The forest was my first art lesson – I climbed trees, played sports, hunted and fished” – Trisha Brown.

MARCH 29, 2017

Writing Residency in San Francisco: Martin Winckler has been selected by the jury!

By FRENCH CULTURE SF

Writing Residency in San Francisco: Martin Winckler has been selected by the jury!

MARCH 29, 2017

TV5 Monde channels now on Sling TV

By FRENCH CULTURE SF

TV5MONDE has entered into an agreement with one of the leading streaming providers in the United States: Sling TV.

MARCH 27, 2017

ARTE, the European culture channel, now available in the US

By FRENCH CULTURE FILM

Over 400 programmes are available to stream worldwide on the ARTE in English website, including documentaries, investigative reports and concerts. New shows are added every week. ARTE, the European culture channel, launched this free VOD offering in English over a year ago to supplement its French and German programming.

MARCH 22, 2017

Attention book-lovers! Albertine Prize is just around the corner

By FRENCH CULTURE ATLANTA

Attention book-lovers: you are invited to take part in The Albertine Prize selection process!

MARCH 21, 2017

French Books USA: Week in Review

By Matthew Kent

Nominees revealed for the Albertine Prize, Nina Leger receives the 2017 Prix Anaïs Nin, Celebration of International Women's Day, Alain Mabanckou and Mathias Énard long-listed for the Man Booker International Prize, and Gaël Faye's translation of Petit Pays and release of Irruption

MARCH 15, 2017

French Voices Grantees Seeking American Publishers

By Angélique Boutefol

The French Voices Award honors both translators and American publishers for their work with the goal of creating a series of U.S.-published books representing the very best of contemporary French writing in every field. We believe that all 10 award winners currently looking for a home have the potential to touch American readers.

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