books / authors on tour

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.

Frédéric Gros

April 23- May 4, 2014
U.S. Tour
Frédéric Gros is a professor of philosophy at the University of Paris XII and the Institute of Political Studies. He lives in Paris. Gros is the editor of Michel Foucault’s last lectures at the Collège de France. He has also written books on psychiatry, law, and war, including Foucault et la folie, Etats de violence and most recently, Le Principe Sécurité. READ MORE

Pierre Alferi

April 21 - May 2, 2014
New York, Saint-Louis, Seatlle
Pierre Alferi is one of today’s most innovative French poets and the son of philosopher Jacques Derrida. His works include Night and Day (translated by Kate Campbell, Fence Books, Nov. 2012). and Kub Or (translated by Cole Swensen as Oxo, Burning Deck). READ MORE

Rachida Madani

April 9-25 2014
Los Angeles, Tucson, Madison, New York, Boston, Pittsburgh, Washington
Rachida Madani, a native of Morocco, has published several volumes of poetry in French, a language she also taught for thirty years. A lifelong political militant, she expresses her resistance: "not by shouting slogans and waving banners. I fight with my words." READ MORE
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Thomas Piketty in San Francisco

April 22, 2014 - April 23, 2014
Multiple Locations
April 22, 2014 | 7:00pm
The Green Arcade
1680 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

April 23, 2014 | 4:00pm
University of California, Berkeley
Economics Department
Le Conte Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720
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French Literature in the Making: Colette Fellous

April 28, 2014 | 7pm
Maison Française of NYU
16 Washington Mews
New York, NY 10003
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Master Class with Adonis and Jorie Graham

April 29, 2014 | 7-8:30pm
The Public Theater
425 Lafayette St., New York