MAY 26, 2017

La Fabrique des Humanités: A Translation Program in Humanities and Social Sciences, 2017-2018 Workshops

By FRENCH CULTURE BOOKS

ATLAS, an association whose aim is to promote literary translation, is now launching a new program of one-week workshops, specifically dedicated to fostering the flow of translations between English and French in Philosophy, the Humanities and Social Sciences, and designed to enable young scholars to develop their skills in translation.

MAY 11, 2017

Albertine Prize Winner Announced!

By French Culture

We are thrilled to announce the winner of the inaugural Albertine Prize: Bardo or Not Bardo, written by Antoine Volodine, and translated from the French by J. T. Mahany.

MAY 9, 2017

French Books USA: Week in Review

By FRENCH CULTURE BOOKS

Poet Abdellatif Laâbi shortlisted for the Griffin Trust Poetry Prize, Publishers Weekly announces their ten essential African novels, Édouard Louis discusses his book 'the End of Eddy' with the New Yorker and participates in the PEN World Voices Festival, discussing Charif Majdalani's recently translated 'Moving the Palace,' Sandrine Revel's graphic novel 'Glenn Gould: A Life Off Tempo' nominated for the Eisner Award, Remembering the late Ruwen Ogien.

APRIL 25, 2017

French Books USA: Week In Review

By Matthew Kent

Mathias Énard's "Compass" receives rave reviews and is shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize, Proust's complaints about his neighbor's love affair sold amongst a collection of French literary treasures, Literary world morns the passing of Miguel Abensour, and New accounts of French history published casting a different point of view on France's history

APRIL 21, 2017

Publication of the book STUDIO: REMEMBERING CHRIS MARKER

By FRENCH CULTURE FILM

Launch of the book STUDIO: REMEMBERING CHRIS MARKER written by Adam Bartos and Colin MacCabe on the 25th of April, 2017.

APRIL 14, 2017

Announcing the Albertine Prize Finalists

By French Culture

We are thrilled to announce the three Albertine Prize finalists: Bardo or Not Bardo, Eve Out of Her Ruins and The Heart.

APRIL 13, 2017

French Books USA: Week in Review

By by Matthew Kent

Adonis Receives Pen Nabokov Award for Achievement, Centre National Du Livre releases their study “Les Français et la Lecture,” Paris hosts the 37th annual Salon du Livre, Literary world remembers Robert Silvers, Serge Doubrovsky, and George Braziller, while Mathias Énard’s Compass continues to receive raving reviews, and the homes of Arthur Rimbaud Federal Atlanta Boston Chicago Houston Los Angelesand James Baldwin are being saved by a rock-star and novelists

APRIL 13, 2017

Albertine Prize Nominee: Suite for Barbara Loden by Nathalie Léger

By FRENCH CULTURE BOOKS

Suite for Barbara Loden has been nominated for the Albertine Prize, a reader's choice award for best contemporary French fiction in English translation. Moving between fact and speculation, film criticism and anecdote, 'Suite for Barbara Loden' came out of Nathalie Léger's obsessive investigation into the mysteries of 'Wanda', the only film American actress Barbara Loden ever wrote and directed. Translated by Natasha Lehrer and Cécile Menon (Dorothy, a publishing project). Vote for the Albertine Prize through April 30th!

APRIL 13, 2017

Albertine Prize Nominee: Infidels by Abdellah Taia

By FRENCH CULTURE BOOKS

Infidels by Abdellah Taia has been nominated for the Albertine Prize, a reader's choice award for best contemporary French fiction in English translation. Set in Morocco, 'Infidels' follows the life of Jallal and his mother, a prostitute who endures hypocrisy and rejection, from their home country to Cairo, Brussels to Casablanca. Filled with a cast of supporting characters whose dreams unravel, the book is structured as a series of monologues, an emotionally relentless mix of confession and secret longing. Translated by Alison L. Strayer (Seven Stories Press). Vote for the Albertine prize through April 30th!

APRIL 12, 2017

Albertine Prize Nominee: The Little Communist Who Never Smiled by Lola Lafon

By FRENCH CULTURE BOOKS

The Little Communist Who Never Smiled has been nominated for the Albertine Prize, a reader's choice award for best contemporary French fiction in English translation. Lola Lafon's award-winning novel offers a fictionalized account of iconic gymnast Nadia Comaneci’s life, from her rural Romanian childhood to her unprecedented perfect score in the 1976 Olympics and to her 1989 defection to the U.S. The book re-imagines a childhood in the spotlight of history, a woman adored by young girls in the West and appropriated as a political emblem in Communist Romania. Translated by Nick Caistor (Seven Stories Press). Vote for the Albertine Prize through April 30th!

APRIL 12, 2017

Albertine Prize Nominee: The Heart by Maylis de Kerangal

By FRENCH CULTURE BOOKS

The Heart has been shortlisted for the Albertine Prize, a reader's choice award for best contemporary French fiction in English translation. 'The Heart' takes place over the 24 hours surrounding a fatal car crash and the subsequent heart transplant as life is taken from a young man and given to a dying woman. As stylistically audacious as it is emotionally explosive, the book examines the deepest emotions of everyone involved - grieving parents, doctors and nurses - as they navigate decisions of life and death. The book won numerous prizes. Translated by Sam Taylor (FSG). Vote for the Albertine Prize through April 30th!

APRIL 12, 2017

Albertine Prize Nominee: Eve Out of Her Ruins by Ananda Devi

By FRENCH CULTURE BOOKS

Eve Out of Her Ruins has been shortlisted for the Albertine Prize, a reader’s choice award for best contemporary French fiction in English translation. With brutal honesty and poetic urgency, Ananda Devi relates the tale of four young Mauritians trapped in an endless cycle of fear and violence: Eve, whose body is her only source of power; Savita, Eve’s best friend; Saadiq, a gifted would-be poet in love with Eve; and Clélio, a belligerent rebel waiting for his brother to send for him from France. Translated by Jeffrey Zuckerman (Deep Vellum). Vote for the Albertine Prize through April 30th!

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