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The Thing About France: Liesl Schillinger [S1E3]

New York Times Literary Critic Liesl Schillinger on Books, Translation, and French Pop Singers of the 1970s

I met Liesl Schillinger, the literary critic and translator, 11 years ago. I had just been appointed as a negotiator for France at the UN Security Council in New York. As a critic for The New York Times, she was invited to every book party in town, and she generously took me to every one. Here we talked about translation (4:55), French books (13:54), and secret recommendations for visiting France (19:58). She also surprised me by declaring her love for the most unexpected French singer (21:17).

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The Thing About France is a podcast where cultural figures explore the fascinating and complicated relationship between France and America. Hosted by Bénédicte de Montlaur, Cultural Counselor of the French Embassy. 

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