MAY 22, 2015

Livestream Events at Albertine Books June 2015

By French Culture

A list of this month's livestream events at Albertine Books, within the Cultural services of the French Embassy. Each month Albertine hosts a number of lively events with visiting authors and other personalities who's work is in some way related to French Culture. All events are free and open to the public.

MAY 21, 2015

French Books USA: Week in Review

By Kyra Sturgill

French best-seller to be adapted for film by "Persepolis" author Marjane Satrapi, acclaimed French graphic memoir series "Arab of the Future" to be published in the US, and the works of Jean Echenoz.

MAY 15, 2015

French Books USA: Week in Review

By Kyra Sturgill

Artists pay hommage to La Hune, the famous Parisian bookstore closing next month; new plans proposed to meet France's request for lower tax rate on e-books, 33 Days by Léon Werth is published in English for first time with introduction by his friend Antoine de Saint-Exupéry; Stéphane Mallarmé's translation and Edouard Manet's illustrations of Edgar Allan Poe's The Raven; and BTBA shortlist announcements.

MAY 8, 2015

French Books USA: Week in Review

By Kyra Sturgill

Kamel Daoud receives the Goncourt First Novel Prize; Charlie Hebdo editors receive standing ovation at PEN gala; BnF opens an exhibition on the writings of Roland Barthes; and remembering editor Claude Durand.

MAY 4, 2015

Livestream Events at Albertine May 2015

By French Culture

A list of this month's livestream events at Albertine Books, within the Cultural services of the French Embassy. Each month Albertine hosts a number of lively events with visiting authors and other personalities who's work is in some way related to French Culture. All events are free and open to the public.

MAY 4, 2015

A Night of Philosophy Recap

By FRENCH CULTURE BOOKS

On Friday, April 24th, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and the Ukrainian Institute welcomed over 5000 guests, from 7pm to 7am, for A Night of Philosophy. We were thrilled to see such incredible enthusiasm amongst our guests and participants, as over sixty philosophers and artists fueled the 12-hour event with fascinating discussions and performances.

MAY 1, 2015

French Books USA: Week in Review

By Kyra Sturgill

Arguments emerge in support of Freedom of Speech award recognizing Charlie Hebdo; French Voices winner to be pitched for film adaptation in Cannes; largest publisher of foreign literature in the US; international picture books celebrated in NYC; and an interview with a French philosopher on his guide to happiness.

APRIL 17, 2015

French Books USA: Week in Review

By Kyra Sturgill

Remembering French editor François Maspero; two Francophone authors nominated for Impac Dublin literary prize; Persepolis amongst most challenged books in US libraries; posthumous publication of Charlie Hebdo editor's book; and recommended reading: Pénélope Bagieu's graphic novel Exquisite Corpse.

APRIL 10, 2015

French Books USA: Week in Review

By Kyra Sturgill

Best Translated Book Award candidates include six French translations; Algeria's Kamel Daoud; remembering Gerard Dhôtel; and Books & Books named PW Bookstore of the Year.

APRIL 2, 2015

French Books USA: Week in Review

By Kyra Sturgill

A snapshot of the current state of the French book market; the past and future of the BnF; Charlie Hebdo cartoonist to publish book; and a festival in Lyon celebrates crime fiction.

MARCH 31, 2015

Online Events at Albertine Books April 2015

By French Culture

A list of this month's livestream events at Albertine Books, within the Cultural services of the French Embassy. Each month Albertine hosts a number of lively events with visiting authors and other personalities who's work is in some way related to French Culture. All events are free and open to the public.

MARCH 27, 2015

French Books USA: Week in Review

By Kyra Sturgill

Maryse Condé and Alain Mabanckou are finalists for the Man Booker International Prize; a screening of The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq; and PEN American Center to pay tribute to the staff of Charlie Hebdo.

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