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Aug 21
In Safe Hands The Avalon Theatre
Aug 21
That Man from Rio Laemmle Royal 11523 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025 Laemmle Glendale 207 N Maryland Ave, Glendale, CA 91206 Laemmle Playhouse 7 673 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101

Authors on Tour

The Book Department of the French Embassy in New York collaborates with universities, libraries, bookstores, publishing houses, and other venues across the United States to organize events with visiting authors. If you would like to plan an event with one of our visiting authors, please review the APPLICATION PROCEDURES. For current and upcoming authors please visit the following page. To suggest an author please visit this page.

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  • Yann Kebbi
    PROGRAM FULL | SEPT 10-15, 2019
    Yann Kebbi, a French painter and illustrator, is embarking on a US Tour for the release of  The Structure is Rotten, Comrade, co-authored with writer Viken Berberian and published
  • Jérôme Tubiana
    SEPT 12-23, 2019
    Jérôme Tubiana, a French journalist, activist and writter, is embarking on a US Tour for the release of Guantánamo Kid: The True Story of Mohammed El-Gharani, illustrated by Alexan
  • Jean-Baptiste Del Amo
    SEPT 18-26, 2019
    Jean-Baptiste Del Amo is one of France’s most exciting and ambitious young writers. Animalia, his fourth novel (Gallimard / Grove Atlantic) is his first to appear in English.
  • Karim Friha
    SEPT 25-OCT 23, 2019
    Karim Friha, a French author and illustrator, is embarking on a US Tour for the release of the english version of Rise of the Zelphire, his first solo graphic novel series, transla
  • Yannick Haenel
    CANCELLED I OCT 10-21, 2019
    Yannick Haenel's most recent novel, Tiens ferme ta couronne (Prix Médicis in 2017) has been published by The Other Press in Spring 2019.
  • Jacques Sémelin
    OCT 14-25, 2019
    Jacques Sémelin is a historian and author of The Survival of the Jews in France, 1940-1944 (Oxford University Press, 2019, tr. by Cynthia Schoch and Natasha Lehrer).
  • Maylis De Kerangal
    PROGRAM FULL | NOV 4-9, 2019
    Maylis de Kerangal is an award-winning novelist and the author of the forthcoming The Cook (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, April 2019), translated by Sam Taylor.
  • Lyonel Trouillot
    NOV 12-24, 2019
    Lyonel Trouillot is a Haitian novelist, poet, journalist, and professor of literature. He is the author of 11 novels, two essays and a book of poetry. His La belle amour humaine was shortlisted for the Goncourt in 2011 and received the Grand Prix du Roman Métis (2011), the Geneva Book Fair Literary Prize (2012), and the Gitanjali Literary Prize (2012).
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