DECEMBER 19, 2014

Top 10 French Books of the Year—Book Department Picks

By FRENCH CULTURE BOOKS

It probably won't come as a huge surprise that here at the Book Department, one of our favorite things about the holiday season is having more time to read. If you're still wondering what books to check out this winter, look no further. We've compiled our picks for the year's top 10 titles, from psychological thrillers to beaux livres, from the more buzzed about titles to those critics may have overlooked.

DECEMBER 15, 2014

10 French Books on US "Best of 2014" Lists

By FRENCH CULTURE BOOKS

Quite a few French books are making "Best Books of the Year" lists here in the US. Wondering where to start? Read on for our (far from exhaustive) list of 10 titles in translation that won critics over this year.

DECEMBER 12, 2014

French Books USA: Week In Review

By Maggie Love

Kindle Unlimited is launched in France, French journalist Pascale Hugues wins the 8th European Prix du Livre, Lydia Davis interviews Dan Gunn, and more in the latest Week In Review.

DECEMBER 5, 2014

Estimated Translated Titles List for 2014 and 2015: First Look

By FRENCH CULTURE BOOKS

The year is ending on a high note for the translation world—especially for French books. According to the list we've compiled from publishers and our own research, over 500 titles were translated from French to English in 2014. That's a 23 percent increase in translated titles since last year!

DECEMBER 4, 2014

French Books USA: Week In Review

By Maggie Love

A rare copy of Shakespeare's First Folio is found in France, a letter Camus wrote to Sartre is discovered, and a study shows French people would rather receive books than money for holiday gifts.

NOVEMBER 20, 2014

French Books USA: Week In Review

By Maggie Love

Literary prize season comes to a close, Montreuil ramps up for its Salon next week, the BnF opens an exhibition on l'Oulipo, and other news

NOVEMBER 14, 2014

Obituary: Abdelwahab Meddeb

By Maggie Love

Internationally renowned writer and scholar of Islamic studies Abdelwahab Meddeb died in Paris on November 6 after a months-long battle with cancer.

NOVEMBER 14, 2014

Translation Recommendations from French and American Journals: A Literary Salon

By FRENCH CULTURE BOOKS

Earlier this month at French and American Journals : A Literary Salon, the writers and editors of dozens of French and American literary magazines had the opportunity to share texts they would like to see translated from French to English, and from English to French. The texts are listed below, along with a couple of sentences by recommenders explaining the merits of each piece.

NOVEMBER 13, 2014

French Books USA: Week In Review

By FRENCH CULTURE BOOKS

The Prix de Flore winner is announced, Amazon and Hachette sign an agreement, and more in the latest Week In Review

OCTOBER 31, 2014

French Books USA: Week In Review

By Maggie Love

The winner of the Grand Prix du roman is announced, Mark Polizzotti writes about what it's like to translate Patrick Modiano, and "l'Obs" pays tribute to Daniel Boulanger.

OCTOBER 24, 2014

French Books USA: Week In Review

By FRENCH CULTURE BOOKS

Catherine Leroux is awarded the Prix France-Québec; the Société des gens de lettres re-thinks author revenue sources; and a new study on e-reading in France is out.

OCTOBER 17, 2014

French Books USA: Week In Review

By FRENCH CULTURE BOOKS

The Musée d'Orsay launches a website dedicated to Sade, and the winners of the Prix de la Langue Française and the Prix François Mauriac are announced.

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