AUGUST 8, 2016

How "Night" was Published in America

By FRENCH CULTURE BOOKS

French Books USA shares literary agent Georges Borchardt's story of getting Holocaust memoir "Night," originally "La Nuit," published in the U.S., as we remember author Elie Wiesel, who died this July 2nd.

AUGUST 8, 2016

In Memoriam: Yves Bonnefoy

By Rebecca Pittel

Yves Bonnefoy, the master of French poetry who was considered a leading contender for the Nobel Prize in Literature, passed away on July 1st in Paris, at the age of 93.

AUGUST 8, 2016

In Memoriam: Maurice G. Dantec

By Rebecca Pittel

Maurice G. Dantec, who passed away on June 25th at the age of 57, was a visionary of dystopic crime fiction, a former punk musician who imbued his narratives with the same anarchic spirit that he had displayed on the stage.

AUGUST 2, 2016

New French Books in Translation this Fall!

By FRENCH CULTURE BOOKS

As we look ahead to the fall’s book releases, the Book Department has inventoried 132 translations being published between September and December 2016.

AUGUST 2, 2016

A Preview of French Book Events This Fall!

By FRENCH CULTURE BOOKS

The Book Department is pleased to present this fall’s upcoming events!

JULY 26, 2016

French Books USA: Week in Review

By FRENCH CULTURE BOOKS

The fight to save James Baldwin’s French home, “The hand of Montaigne” now online, Literary names move up in the Légion d’honneur, French comics at Comic Con's 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).

Pages