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French Authors on Tour

Overview

The Book Department of the French Embassy in New York offers financial support to American institutions wishing to host French authors for readings, signings, and symposia. We collaborate with universities, libraries, bookstores, publishing houses, and other venues across the United States to organize events with visiting authors.


Would you like to invite an author to your institution?
If you would like to organize an event with one of our visiting authors, please review the application procedures: APPICATION PROCEDURES

For current and upcoming authors: AUTHORS ON TOUR


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news and events

JUNE 5, 2013

Picture This! Draws Crowds

By Rachael Small

The young and young-at-heart alike gathered for a series of cross-cultural conversations about illustration and inspiration, method and madness during the Picture This! series on visual narrative. Illustrators of children’s and comic books took the voyage from Paris to New York to launch new books to the US market, run workshops, participate in festivals, and meet their local counterparts for a series of lively discussions.

MAY 15, 2013

Youth Author and Illustrator Antoine Guilloppé in Atlanta

By Aurelie Surble

[FRENCH] L'auteur illustrateur français Antoine Guilloppé était à Atlanta du 19 au 23 mai. Il est intervenu dans des établissements scolaires de la région, a donné une vidéo conférence pour une classe d'immersion de l'international Montessori School de Durham en Caroline du Nord et a donné une présentation à SCAD, Atlanta.

APRIL 24, 2013

French Author and Illustrator Olivier Tallec in Atlanta

By Aurelie Surble

Celebrated French author and artist Olivier Tallec has illustrated over 50 children’s books in France, many of which have been translated into English, including Big Wolf & Little Wolf, Waterloo & Trafalgar and Gus is a Fish. In the framework of his American tour Tallec stopped in Atlanta on April 23 to participate in "Story Time" in the Little Shop of Stories in Decatur before giving a lecture about his work to students of illustration at SCAD, Atlanta.

NOVEMBER 1, 2012

Fantastic Stories from New York's Past at the Brooklyn Book Festival

By French Culture

On the occasion of the Brooklyn Book Festival, French author and illustrator François Roca visited New York City to share his books with young fans...

APRIL 24, 2012

Guy Delisle’s First North American Tour!

By French Culture

We are pleased to announce Guy Delisle’s first ever North American tour! At each stop from New York to Los Angeles, Guy will present his work with talks and book signing at bookstores and festivals.