JULY 26, 2016

French Books USA: Week in Review

By FRENCH CULTURE BOOKS

“The hand of Montaigne” now online, The fight to save James Baldwin’s French home, Literary names move up in the Légion d’honneur, French comics in translation at the 2016 Eisner Awards, The Stranger graphic novel in HuffPost, Virginie Despentes’s Bye Bye Blondie rocks the U.S., Ben Jelloun book excerpt

JULY 8, 2016

French Books USA: Week in Review

By Rebecca Pittel

Passing of Yves Bonnefoy; Labrouste reading room to reopen; UNICEF Youth Literature Prize; Origins of the Proust questionnaire; Michel Houellebecq exhibit

JULY 5, 2016

Summer Reads

By FRENCH CULTURE BOOKS

Dear Francophile readers,

JUNE 30, 2016

French Books USA: Week in Review

By Amy Martin

Sade on sale; author passings; Einstein, the graphic biography; Marguerite Duras’s Abahn Sabana David; side-by-side translations of Abdellah Taïa

JUNE 13, 2016

Introducing Blind Spot: French Science Fiction in Translation

By FRENCH CULTURE BOOKS

By Julien Wacquez, editor of Angle Mort and Blind Spot« Science Fiction stands as a bridge between science and art, between the engineers of technology and the poets of humanity »

JUNE 13, 2016

French Books USA: Week in Review

By Amy Martin

The passing of Maurice Pons; rhythmic reviews for Tram 83; annual Queer Issue of Words Without Borders; an interview with translator Christiana Hills; 2016 French-American Foundation Translation Awards; a Blutch classic now available.

JUNE 10, 2016

Minister of Foreign Affairs Jean-Marc Ayrault Visits the Cultural Services & Albertine Books

By French Culture

On June 9, 2016, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development Jean-Marc Ayrault visited the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York on the occasion of the Franco-American Children’s Book Publishers Conference, presented by the International Bureau of French Publishing (Bureau International des Editeurs Français).

JUNE 2, 2016

French Voices Grantees Seeking American Publishers

By Angélique Boutefol

The French Voices Award honors both translators and American publishers for their work with the goal of creating a series of U.S.-published books representing the very best of contemporary French writing in every field. We believe that all 10 award winners currently looking for a home have the potential to touch American readers.

MAY 31, 2016

French Books USA: Week in Review

By Amy Martin

Prix Littérature-monde awarded to Haitian Makenzy Orcel and Angolan Ondjaki at Étonnants Voyageurs, the Saint-Malo International Literature and Film Festival; How to Talk About Places You’ve Never Been; The Style of Max de Radiguès; Antoine Volodine’s Bardo or Not Bardo; Ladivine Reviews Abound

MAY 26, 2016

Join the Albertine Community!

By French Culture

Join the Albertine community and support New York City’s only French reading room and bookshop. By becoming a part of our community of readers, you directly contribute to enriching Albertine’s French-American cultural dialogue.

MAY 16, 2016

French Books USA: Week in Review

By Amy Martin

Georges Perec’s first novel; Recent New York Times book reviews of Marie NDiaye’s Ladivine and Jean-Paul Clébert’s Paris Vagabond; the surprise of this year's Goncourt du premier roman; On growing up gay: interviews with Édouard Louis and Abdellah Taïa; Publicity Internship available for July 1.

MAY 2, 2016

French Books USA: Week in Review

By Amy Martin

Celebrating Jean Genet's plays; interviews with Andreï Makine and Karim Miské; Olivier Wierviorka’s The French Resistance; the 2016 Best Translated Book Award shortlist and the 2016 Eisner Awards nominations; Michèle Audin on Oulipo and One Hundred Twenty-One Days; the Book Department is looking for an American communications intern to start July 1!

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