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The Man in a Hurry

Pierre Niox is an antiques dealer who suffers from a curious affliction: he insists on doing everything quickly, which puts him at odds with other human beings.And yet he is equally sure that, if he slows down, even for a moment, he will die or, worse, miss a new opportunity.

French Voices Grantees Still in Need of US Publishers

Surprising as it may seem, some of the titles that were granted a French Voices Award in the past few years still haven't found their matching US publishers!

French Books in the US - the 2015 edition

Once again, 2015 is filled with a multitude of French translated books, for all tastes and ages, to escape or educate, to discover and learn. We hope you will get to meet your match by browsing those inventories we prepared for you, whether you are looking for a beach-book or something to read later on, by the fireplace!

French Books USA: Week in Review

Houellebecq in Publishers Weekly; MIT Press celebrates Le Corbusier; Faïza Guène in PEN English World Bookshelf; The death drive of the Goncourt brothers; Kamel Daoud sees stage adaptation
authors on tour

Marianne Rubinstein

November 2-13, 2015
Marianne Rubinstein is an Associate Professor of Economics at Université Paris 7. She has written a number of essays, as well as novels for both children and adults. In 2002, she published "Tout le monde n’a pas la chance d’être orphelin", an essay on the children of orphans of the Shoah. In "C’est maintenant du passé", published in 2009, she further explores the subject of the Shoah and recounts the story of her father’s family. Rubinstein is also the author of "L'Economie pour toutes", a book on the Economy written by and for women.
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Malika Ferdjoukh

December 2015
US Tour
Malika Ferdjoukh was born in 1957 in Algeria and has lived in Paris since she was a child. While a student at the Sorbonne, she often skipped classes in favor of watching films at the "ciné-club", where she absorbed the entirety of the American cinema, from westerns to detective films. Above all, however, Ferdjoukh is an unabashed lover of musicals and is able to belt out the most improbable of show tunes.
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Sylvie Tissot

OCT 23 - NOV 7, 2015
Sylvie Tissot is a French sociologist and feminist activist. She teaches political science at the Université de Vincennes-Saint Denis-Paris VIII. As an activist Tissot has objected the laws, policies, and restrictions imposed on migrants and protested the policy of ”double peine” (deportation following Incarceration). She is a critic of the 2004 French law forbidding conspicuous religious symbols in public schools, and has fought for marriage equality and equal parental rights for same-sex couples.
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Béatrice Alemagna

October 2015
New York City
Beatrice is self-thaught. She never attended a school of illustration. As a baby, she used to hide picture-books under her pillow. At five, she built her own books and at 8 she decided to become a writer and illustrator of children’s books.
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Réjane Sénac

November 5-14
Réjane Sénac is a CNRS researcher at the Center for Political Research at Sciences Po (CEVIPOF) and a lecturer at Sciences Po. She is a member of PRESAGE, the steering committee for the research and lectures program on gender studies at Sciences Po. She is the President of the parity commission for the Haut Conseil de l’Egalité entre les femmes et les hommes, the high council for equality established by the French Prime Minister’s office.

30 Best French Books in Translation for the Summer

30 books, one every other day for the months of July and August: that seems like a reasonable goal for a bookworm's happy vacation, doesn’t it?

Barthes Vision - by the Institut Français

This year, Roland Barthes would have turned 100 years old. In order to celebrate, the Institut Français has imagined an original and creative way to gather Internet users around Barthes and see the world through his words.
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Americanine: A Haute Dog in New York

A French dog recounts his trip to New York City to his pals back home.
— Marcel Proust