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.
Olivia Rosenthal was born in Paris in 1965. She has published nine books since 1999, including Mes Petites Communautés (Éditions Verticales, 1999), Que font les rennes après Noël? (Éditions Verticales, 2010) and On n’est pas là pour disparaître (Éditions Verticales, 2007) which won the Prix Wepler and the Prix Pierre Simon. It is available in English as We're Not Here to Disappear, translated by Béatrice Mousli and published by Otis Books/Seismicity Editions.READ MORE
Kettly Mars was born in 1958 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, where she resides today. After winnning the 1996 Jacques Stéphen Alexis Prize, her first major collection of poetry and short stories, Un parfum d'encens, was published in 1999. Since then, she has written several novels, including L'heure hybride (Vents d'ailleurs, 2005), Aux Frontières de la soif (Mercure de France, 2013), and Je suis vivant (Mercure de France, 2015).READ MORE