The French Embassy offers financial aid to American institutions universities, libraries, bookstores, publishing houses, and other venues across the United States wishing to host French authors for readings, signings, and symposia. The authors listed below are currently available for booking. Priority will be given to institutions which submit a detailed project for an American audience, especially events with wide visibility such as bookfairs and multidisciplinary festivals. Preference will also be given to panels involving International or American writers or events organized in conjunction with an exhibition or other special program. If you would like to invite one of these authors to your institution, please read the application procedures.

Magali Bonniol

December 2015
Magali Bonniol is a self-made woman. She creates her books by digging deeply into her childhood memories and fumbling through the piles of drawings she has been collecting in numerous files since she was a teenager. READ MORE

Lyonel Trouillot

October 2015
Puerto Rico, Florida and Louisiana
Lyonel Trouillot is a novelist, poet, journalist, and professor of literature. He was fascinated by literature from an early age (he wrote his first story when he was 6 years old and quit law school in order to write). 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). In 2011, he was awarded the Prix Wepler for his novel Yanvalou pour Charlie, and in 2013, he was awarded the Prix Carbet de la Caraïbe et du Tout-Monde for Parabole du failli. READ MORE

Luc Lang

November 2015
Luc Lang is the prize-winning author of, among others: "Voyage sur la ligne d’horizon", "Cruel 13", "La Fin des passages", "Mille six cents ventres", "11 septembre mon amour", and "L'Autoroute". He has in addition to novels and short stories, written essays on visual arts. Lang writes widely on contemporary art and on the art of the novel and teaches aesthetics at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux Arts de Paris et Cergy. His "Cruel Tales from the 13th Floor" was just published in English by The University of Nebraska Press. READ MORE

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. READ MORE

Dorothée de Monfreid

November 18-24
Dorothée de Monfreid studied at the prestigious école des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. Today she has authored and illustrated over fifty children’s books, most published by the children's publishing house L’école des loisirs. She is known for her tales of animals such as Coco the Elephant. Also a publisher of comics, Dorothée de Monfreid illustrates a series of comics each month in the newspaper Pomme d'Api. She will be visiting the US as part of the tour of authors and illustrators to celebrate the 50th anniversary of L'école des loisirs. READ MORE

Jean-Pierre Filiu

JAN 15-24, 2016
Jean-Pierre Filiu, a historian and Arabist, is associate professor at Sciences Po. A number of his works were recently published in the US, notably "Arab Revolution, Ten Lessons from the Democratic Uprising" , "Gaza", "From Deep State to Islamic State: The Arab Counter-Revolution and its Jihadi Legacy as well as the 2nd volume of the graphic novel "Best of Enemies" illustrated by David B. READ MORE

Matthieu Maudet

December 2015
Matthieu Maudet was born in Nantes, France, where he spent his early years sketching in the margins of his notebooks. Since then, he has dedicated himself entirely to illustrating comics and books for children. He will be visiting the US as part of the tour of authors and illustrators to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the French children's publishing house L'école des loisirs. READ MORE

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. READ MORE

Sylvie Tissot

Program FULL: 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. READ MORE

Beatrice 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. READ MORE

Réjane Sénac

Program FULL: 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. READ MORE

Sandra Laugier

April 2-16, 2016
Sandra Laugier is Professor of Philosophy at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris, France, and Senior member of Institut Universitaire de France. Laugier is the translator of Stanley Cavell’s work in French and is specialized in Ordinary Language Philosophy, Ethics, American Philosophy and gender studies. She is the author of many books including: "Why We Need Ordinary Language Philosophy", "Recommencer la philosophie, Cavell et la philosophy américaine", and "Le principe démocratie", with A. Ogien. READ MORE